US Supreme Court Says Cell Phone Searches Require a Warrant

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The US Supreme Court acknowledged the personal nature and importance of our digital lives today by delivering a unanimous ruling requiring a warrant for cops to search cell phones.

Business Insider reports that the decision, written by Chief Justice John Roberts, says cell phones are a digital record of our most private information and shouldn’t be treated like other items that might be found on a person during an arrest. He wrote, “It is no exaggeration to say that many of the more than 90% of American adults who own a cellphone keep on their person a digital record of nearly every aspect of their lives — from the mundane to the intimate.”

With our digital worlds evolving faster than our laws, this decision is welcome recognition of the need to protect our digital lives and assets.

Read more from Business Insider here.

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