Ken's Project Blog

January 4, 2011

Cell Phone Privacy

Filed under: Uncategorized — Ken @ 3:37 pm

The California Supreme Court upheld warrantless searches of an arrestees’ cell phone if they have it with them when they are taken into custody saying:

defendants lose their privacy rights for any items they’re carrying when taken into custody.

File this in the “Uh, well, uhm, I guess so…” category for me – I see the point (if I had a wad of papers in my pocket when I was arrested, the police would have the right to search that wad of papers), and in as close a parallel as I can find, the U.S. Supreme Court “has signaled approval by allowing officers to examine the contents of arrestees’ wallets without a warrant”.

In the past many drug users used to shave their heads, based on the knowledge that your hair can be used as a timeline of what has gone through your blood stream in the past several months, so maybe in a similar vein cell phone users should think twice about what, if anything they keep on their cell phone, since “it could be used against them in a court of law”




  1. […] — Ken @ 9:46 am The other day I wrote about the California Supreme Court deciding it was OK to search a arrestees’ cellphone when they are arrested, now, a story surfaces that nicely compliments that […]

    Pingback by Cell Phone Security « Ken's Project Blog — January 5, 2011 @ 9:47 am | Reply

  2. Thnks. Very Good Site.

    Comment by pasha34 — January 8, 2011 @ 7:55 pm | Reply

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