Natalie Gagliordi with the details of Riley vs. California. It’s not the killer ruling against NSA abuse, but in essence, cellphones and smartphones cannot be searched by police without a warrant during arrests.
The nation’s highest court ruled unanimously that cellphones and smartphones generally cannot be searched by police without a warrant during arrests… In the end, the justices noted that smartphones, and the sensitive data they contain, differentiate them from other evidence that can lawfully be searched without warrant.
We cannot deny that our decision today will have an impact on the ability of law enforcement to combat crime. Privacy comes at a cost.