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Himes Statement on Supreme Court's Ruling to Protect Cellphone Privacy

June 26, 2014

WASHINGTON, June 26 -- Rep. Jim Himes, D-Conn. (4th CD), issued the following news release:

Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) released the following statement regarding the Supreme Court's unanimous ruling that law enforcement must get a warrant before searching a suspect's mobile phone or other personal electronic device.

"The Supreme Court was absolutely right to rule that the government needs to get a search warrant before having unlimited access to a suspect's cell phone. The Court's decision correctly recognizes that today's cell phones contain vast troves of sensitive, personal information that needs to be protected from unrestricted government encroachment. This is a major victory for the privacy and civil liberties of all Americans."

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