Feb 222013
 
 February 22, 2013  Posted by  Court, Non-U.S.

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.

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