Opinion poll results concur with Supreme Court decision on privacy

The American public appears to agree with the U.S. Supreme Court when it comes to privacy and cell phones.

The American public appears to agree with the U.S. Supreme Court, which last month released the Riley v. California decision, when it comes to privacy and cell phones.

Some 83 percent of those responding in a survey of 800 registered voters undertaken between July 7 and July 8, 2014, believe the police need to get a warrant before searching personal information on someone’s cell phone.

Meanwhile, there is another case in federal court in New York, which has Microsoft fighting a search warrant for customer communications stored in a data center located in Ireland.

“We’re convinced that the law and the U.S. Constitution are on our side, and we are committed to pursuing this case as far and as long as needed,” Smith added in an earlier blog post.

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