Archive for July, 2014

Police Need Warrant to Search Smart Phones

  • July 16, 2014
  • Clayton Rice, K.C.

In two major developments in Canada the courts have enhanced the protection of information stored by citizens on their computers and smart phones. In R. v. Vu, [2013] 3 S.C.R. 657 the Supreme Court of Canada unanimously held that the…

Fourth Amendment Protects Cell Phone Privacy

  • July 2, 2014
  • Clayton Rice, K.C.

In a landmark case reported as Riley v. California, 573 U.S. __ (2014) released on June 25, 2014, the Supreme Court of the United States unanimously held that a warrantless search and seizure of digital contents of a cell phone…