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Can the Police Search Your Cell Phone Without A Warrant?

Cell phone search, cell phone privacy, police search, privacy

 
PRLog - May 9, 2014 - As the world's newest, largest people search engine (http://www.netsearch411.com), NetSearch411.com is always concerned about the privacy of not only their members but the public as well.  We feel it is important to keep you up-to-date on the latest cell phone privacy news that may have a direct effect on your daily life.  Last week, the Supreme Court held several debates on the rights of police searches when considering cell phone privacy. Should a policeman have the right to search your private data on your cell phone without a search warrant?

As our "offline" lives continue to merge with our online profiles, we must create a call to action to revise electronic privacy laws developed in the 1986 before the internet even became available for public use.  Two recent cases of cell phone privacy have brought a dilemma before the supreme court as to where personal property search and seizure begins.  At the current time, the best interpretation of the law states anything carried on your person is subject to search and seizure without a warrant.  However, as our society becomes more mobile every day, our cell phones carry an immense amount of data about our daily lives.  The Supreme Court's decision becomes even more complicated as the legal grey areas are revealed regarding the possibility of searching cloud storage that is accessed on a cell phone.  If you have a Facebook app on your phone, can police randomly search all Facebook posts via your Facebook app on your smartphone?  If they were to conduct an official search of all Facebook data elsewhere, they would need a search warrant.

As our lives continue to become shifted to an online visible and searchable environment, we must reconsider the implications of allowing the Electronic Communications Privacy Act developed in 1986 to go without revision.  The law that protects our cell phone privacy (http://www.netsearch411.com), online privacy, cell phone number logs, and a variety of other electronic device searches is older than the Internet, and Facebook.  Isn't it about time we call for this outdated law to be revised?

NetSearch411.com is the newest, largest people search engine allowing people to reconnect without sacrificing their privacy.  Members of NetSearch411.com can allow or prevent the release of information to others through an automated system that sends permission requests directly to their email prior to releasing data to those conducting a cell phone number search or email address search.

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Industry:Internet, Wireless
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