We argue that seizing a smartphone always interferes with the right to privacy in a serious manner and should require a warrant from a judge.
The analysis of data stored on smartphones constitutes a severe infringement to the right to privacy. Is then a warrant requirement the only adequate safeguard to protect against arbitrary governmental abuse?
Is the FBI allowed to remotely install spyware on computers? And what if the suspect lives outside the United States? What are the capabilities of such “policeware”? This blog post briefly analyzes a decision of a U.S. judge on this subject.