Police need a warrant to search your cellphone. Your car’s data systems? Not so much

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The Detroit News

WASHINGTON — Police can pull sensitive personal data from many modern vehicles without a warrant due to gaps in federal law, according to new research. Cars are becoming more connected to drivers’ mobile phones, drawing call logs, text messages, location history, contact lists, driving patterns and more into the vehicle’s infotainment and navigation systems. But while the Supreme Court has determined that police need a warrant to search that information when it’s on a mobile phone, that protection doesn’t extend to the information when stored on a car’s systems, argued the College of William &…

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