Canadian privacy lawyer David T.S. Fraser comments on the ruling in R. v. Fearon that I mentioned yesterday.
The portions of the twitterverse that I follow were abuzz yesterday with posts about how, in Canada, the police can search your cell phone without a warrant unless it is password protected following the release of the Ontario Court of Appeal decision in R. v. Fearon, 2013 ONCA 106.
I think this is an important case (which I also don’t agree with), but it bears mentioning that the case isn’t as bad as some tweets would suggest. Don’t get me wrong; I think it’s wrongly decided, but some of the tweets and Facebook posts I saw were a bit misleading.
Read more on Canadian Privacy Law Blog.