Jan 4, 2011

Cops can read your texts

A California Supreme Court ruled today law enforcement has the right to search text messages on your mobile phone if you're arrested, AP reports. The decision presumably gives cops the right to search through emails and any other data on your mobile phone or laptop if its in your possession at the time of the arrest.

This strikes me as a bad idea from a civil liberties standpoint, but is something that should be of concern to journalists as the use of mobile devices to capture images and record notes become more commonplace.


Anonymous said...

So we really shouldn't LOL huh?

Anonymous said...