Governor Jerry Brown places his veto on the cell phone snooping bill, still no warrant necessary

Governor Jerry Brown places his veto on the cell phone snooping bill, still no warrant necessary
Right this moment, Californian police can still search your phone or tablet for sensitive info without obtaining a warrant first. California Governor Jerry Brown has vetoed the SB 914 bill, which was sponsored by ACLU and written by State Senator Mark Leno (D- San Francisco).

The bill was passed specifically to prevent law enforcement from searching through your private cell phone or tablet info, and never having to obtain a judge approval about it. The text of the bill quite clearly states that more and more people are having their mobile devices as the central hub for their communication and storing a lot of personal info as well, so it will only make sense they are treated more sensitively, and no search should be undertaken before a warrant:



Gov. Jerry Brown, however, didn't sign the bill into law and returned it with the following argument:



The U.S. Supreme Court already agreed last week with the California Supreme Court's decision on the matter.

source: L.A.Times

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