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'Can I take a look at your phone?': Police powers to search mobile phones

Bradfield, R ORCID: 0000-0003-0066-5152 2020 , ''Can I take a look at your phone?': Police powers to search mobile phones' , Alternative Law Journal, vol. 45, no. 3 , pp. 215-221 , doi: 10.1177/1037969X20905129.

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Abstract

This article examines whether there is sufficient clarity around the power of police officers to search a person's mobile phone without a warrant and whether further legislative protections are needed. It examines the law in different Australian jurisdictions and argues that the law is uncertain and that greater clarity and safeguards are required to set the appropriate boundaries for the exercise of police powers to ensure that the rights of individuals are adequately protected.

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Bradfield, R
Keywords: law enforcement, police powers to search without warrant, mobile phones
Journal or Publication Title: Alternative Law Journal
Publisher: Sage Publications Ltd.
ISSN: 1037-969X
DOI / ID Number: 10.1177/1037969X20905129
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