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Police Officers Don’t Need Warrant To Search Data on Arrestee’s Cellphone

BloombergThe Fourth Amendment’s search-incident-to-arrest doctrine permits police officers to access the data on an arrestee’s cellphone without a warrant, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit declared Feb. 29. The court analogized cellphones to paper diaries, which it has said should be treated like any other “container” for purposes of the warrant exception.

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