Fla. Bill Would Require Warrants For Cellphone Searches

Law360, Miami (February 15, 2013, 9:12 PM EST) -- A bill filed in the Florida Senate on Tuesday is aimed at modernizing state search and seizure laws by barring law enforcement from examining the contents of personal electronic devices or tracking their location without a warrant.

Sen. Jeff Brandes, R-St. Petersburg, posted Wednesday on Twitter that he sponsored Senate Bill 846 “to preserve the privacy of Floridians in a continuously evolving world of digital technology.”

“The Fourth Amendment protects Floridians against unreasonable search of their papers and effects,” he said. "In today’s increasingly paperless world...
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