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Privacy rights: Police can search unprotected cellphone without warrant, appeal court rules

The Court of Appeal for Ontario has ruled that if a cellphone is not password-protected, police making an arrest can search it without a warrant. ...
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Supreme Court allows warrantless cell phone searches

Warrantless cell phone searches are fair game during a police arrest and, conducted properly, do not violate Charter rights against unreasonable search and seizure. That ...
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