Mass. Supreme Judicial Court Cellphone Ruling

A woman speaks on her cell phone. (mark sebastian/Flickr)

A woman speaks on her cellphone. (mark sebastian/Flickr)

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.



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