Before the smart phone:
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Submitted by lyle (United States), Feb 18, 2016 21:00
One might have kept an appointment book with calls schedules and the like. That would have been seized, and read. I believe diaries were/are also subject to seizure. So the question becomes if the smart phone is the modern diary, then does it deserve more protection than its paper and ink predecessor? Peoply say they keep their entire life there, but before the smartphone lots of diaries and daytimers were used. Now it may be that you put things into the smart phone that you would never have put to paper before but then how did you remember.
It is just like the question for messages is take the precedent of first class mail and apply that (the issues with first class mail have been well litigated)
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