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Court Rules that FBI Violated the Fourth Amendment When it Viewed the Defendant’s Lock Screen: eDiscovery Case Law
In U.S. v. Sam, Washington District Judge John C. Coughenour granted the defendant’s motion in part to suppress cell phone contents ruling that the FBI “‘searched’ the phone within the meaning of the Fourth Amendment…And because the FBI conducted the search without a warrant, the search was unconstitutional.” As for a second search, conducted by the Tulalip Police Department, Judge Coughenour ruling that “the record is devoid of concrete evidence regarding the inventory search purportedly conducted by the Tulalip Police Department”, ordered the parties to “file supplemental briefing addressing the circumstances surrounding Office Shin’s and the Tulalip Police Department’s alleged examinations of Mr. Sam’s phone.”
More than three quarters (77 percent) of respondents in a recent survey of British workers in the legal profession say they believe the lockdown has proven they can work effectively from home. But, over half of the respondents also say their company should be doing more to help.
Last week, I sat down for an interview with Sharon Nelson and John Simek on their excellent Digital Detectives podcast series and we discussed a variety of topics related to eDiscovery trends – before COVID-19 and since the pandemic began. Here’s where you can find it!