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SCOTUS to Police on Cellphone Searches: “Get a warrant”

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Finding that cellphones contain the “privacies of life”, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a broad endorsement of cell phone privacy, unanimously holding that law enforcement may not search digital information seized from an arrestee’s person without first obtaining a warrant.  The high court was persuaded by the massive quantity of evidence, distinct types of information… Continue Reading

U.S. Supreme Court Hears Prescription Data Mining Law Arguments

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Written by Dianne Bourque On Tuesday, the US Supreme Court heard arguments (transcripts here) about whether or not the Vermont data mining law violates free speech by preventing pharmaceutical manufacturers and their sales people from obtaining data on physician prescription habits.  Vermont currently bans the sale, transmission, and use of prescriber-specific data for marketing purposes… Continue Reading