Hong Kong have gained broader powers to search, without a warrant, the electronic devices of people they arrest. Photo: SCMP Pictures

Hong Kong police win broader powers to search arrestees’ phones

  • Court of Appeal sides with the force, quashing an earlier ruling that declared such searches constitutional only in specific circumstances
  • But it affirms that a magistrate cannot force a person to hand over the password to their mobile phone or device over to police
Topic |   Hong Kong police
Hong Kong have gained broader powers to search, without a warrant, the electronic devices of people they arrest. Photo: SCMP Pictures
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