Our phones are our lives—where we go, who we call, what we text and write.
Now the police in London have a system in place to suck out all the information from a target’s mobile phone. This from ComputerWorld UK:
The Metropolitan Police has rolled out a mobile device data extraction system to allow officers to extract data “within minutes” from suspects’ phones while they are in custody.
The police insist they have safeguards in place to guard against the misuse of any personal information they acquire.
It is hard to imagine this degree of warrantless invasion being allowed by the U.S. Supreme Court on this side of the pond.
The bigger point is that what can be done will be done—if not by the police, then by somebody else.