No warrant needed to search cell phone without password

According to the Ontario Court of Appeals, police can search your cell phone if it is not password protected. If you do have it protected then they will need to get a warrant to search it. The decision came from a case where a man appealed his robbery conviction in which police collected evidence from his cell phone. It was argued that the seizure was a breach of his right within the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. The judge ruled that police can look through your non password protected phone in a “cursory fashion” to search for evidence.

Source: iPhone in Canada and CBC

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