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Police rush to catch up with 1984

Publisher: 
The Sunday Times
Publication date: 
21-Oct-2012
Author(s): 
Leader
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 From a smart phone police can tell where we have been, who we have been in contact with and what we are planning to do. As Eric King, head of research at Privacy International, points out: “There is more information on your phone than there would have been in the average home 20 years ago. But whereas the police still need a search warrant to enter a house, they can now grab all the data from your phone with no independent authorisation.”