Can the police search your phone?

Uzii

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IANAL but I was told: They can't force you to give up passwords, but they can make you use biometrics (if your phone has a fingerprint sensor).

They cannot search your phone if they don't have a warrant
 

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IANAL but I was told: They can't force you to give up passwords, but they can make you use biometrics (if your phone has a fingerprint sensor).

They cannot search your phone if they don't have a warrant
they can do what they want
 

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yup, even when traveling abroad. The TSA or other Governing agencies can take a look at your phone a determine your motive for travel.

I don't like smartphones, only have one for business.

On my personal blackberry from 2011, all I have stored is contacts.

Simple life is the best life..I use the computer too much anyways, and need a break from looking at screens when out and about
 

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It depends on what country's law enforcement are we talking about. The officers can take your phone in most countries, but, you're not under obligation to give them your passwords unless they obtain a warrant. They can do a physical search if you're arrested or if you're crossing the border, but they can't look at the data. However, some countries have a more leisurely approach to data privacy, so, it's best to at least password-protect your phone.
 

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Border agents can go through your phone as well, lawyer advised me to up load everything to the cloud and keep your phone clean. This goes for people with client confidentiality and who do not wish to break it.
 

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its possible because i have friend arrested , they trace it by using his phone number.
 

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Border agents can go through your phone as well, lawyer advised me to up load everything to the cloud and keep your phone clean. This goes for people with client confidentiality and who do not wish to break it.
You're breaking confidentiality more by placing the info on the cloud, instead of keeping it on your personal phone. I'd say back it up to an external drive. Although I like the cloud, its not the most secure method for sensitive information.
 

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This is why I keep at least 20 pictures of my dick on my phone.

A man after my own heart. Honestly, I'd be more concerned with having all my dick pics displayed than anyone searching my phone. I don't do anything that is technically considered illegal. Immoral? Maybe.. Illegal? nah.
 

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You're breaking confidentiality more by placing the info on the cloud, instead of keeping it on your personal phone. I'd say back it up to an external drive. Although I like the cloud, its not the most secure method for sensitive information.
Still have the issue with data on your phone crossing the border
 

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uk only .

when you been arrested they first put the phone in a bag , and then ather court permission, can look at your phone, the phone is handed to a data exspert and they make proven reports of what found .

all reports are given as everdence for court.

warning .

if your doing a crime that is suspected as national crime aginst the country, your phone and phone calls can be looked into under terrorist act.

afther court if freed, the items can take any amount of time to be given back....

most items get crushed or lost never returned .

The ansaw, dont be a doggy fucker.
 
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