Lock your phone, and throw it away.

Yesterday’s decision by Supreme Court of Canada about police ability to search a phone during arrest is wrong. The split decision (4-3) illustrates the difficulty of the issue, and as the dissenting judges rightly pointed out, it gives too much room for interpretation and judgement by law enforcement in case of arrest. Cell phones are technological extensions of our selves, and should be treated as private information unless required by a warrant.

You better hope you are not caught in another G-20 protest, and arrested for no other reason than being in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Here is a link to a CBC report about the decision, and here is the Supreme Court ruling.

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