Judges at the Court of Appeal are hearing arguments over whether police should be given further powers to search phones and other devices without a warrant. Photo: Roy Issa Judges at the Court of Appeal are hearing arguments over whether police should be given further powers to search phones and other devices without a warrant. Photo: Roy Issa
Judges at the Court of Appeal are hearing arguments over whether police should be given further powers to search phones and other devices without a warrant. Photo: Roy Issa

Hong Kong police urge Court of Appeal to relax warrant requirement for mobile phone searches in hearing that has implications for extradition bill protesters and criminal suspects

  • Lawyers for the force say crime-fighting is being hampered by ‘unworkable’ warrant system, which they argue allows evidence to be deleted remotely
  • Police call for suspects to be afforded less privacy is 'dangerous', says judge

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Judges at the Court of Appeal are hearing arguments over whether police should be given further powers to search phones and other devices without a warrant. Photo: Roy Issa Judges at the Court of Appeal are hearing arguments over whether police should be given further powers to search phones and other devices without a warrant. Photo: Roy Issa
Judges at the Court of Appeal are hearing arguments over whether police should be given further powers to search phones and other devices without a warrant. Photo: Roy Issa
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