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Law’s Michael Benza explains the intersection of Fourth Amendment rights and personal technology

Can the police search your smartphone, or force you to unlock it?

Legal Examiner: Michael Benza, senior instructor of law, discussed the Fourth Amendment and how it applies to digital technology. As such, police need a warrant to search the contents of a smartphone, he said, even if it’s not protected by a passcode.