Mass. Supreme Judicial Court Cellphone Ruling
The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court has issued its first decision on cell phone privacy and criminal suspects. In short, the court ruled that police do not need a warrant to search call logs on a suspect’s cell phone following an arrest.
Civil libertarians worry that Massachusetts may have just taken a step down the slippery slope to a future warrantless searches — not just on your call logs, but your location data, texts, tweets, anything stored on your cellphone.
- Carol Rose, executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts
- Michael O’Keefe, District Attorney for the Cape and Islands
- Marc Rotenberg, executive director of the Electronic Privacy Information Center. He teaches privacy law at Georgetown Law.
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