A significant ruling by the California Supreme Court is reported in the Central Valley Business Times today. The news story begins:
If you’re arrested in California, even for a traffic stop, police can rifle through the old text messages, photos, video and voice mail on your cell phone without a warrant, the state Supreme Court says.
It contends that a U.S. Supreme Court decision can be interpreted that there’s no violation of the Fourth Amendment if police comb through text messages without a warrant, if they’ve lawfully arrested you.
Read more on CVBT.
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