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Saved by a Screensaver

Saved by a Screensaver

Do you think a screensaver will protect your computer from a police search?  If you answered yes, you’re correct.

Last month, a circuit judge in Wisconsin upheld a ruling that tapping a mouse to awaken a computer out of screen-saver mode is a search protected by the Fourth Amendment.

This means the police should get a warrant before the next time they double-click.

See more info here and here.

Victoria Hill Clarkson

Victoria Hill Clarkson is currently a 2L at Fordham Law. Originally from Long Island, New York, Victoria graduated from the University of Delaware with a B.S. in Leadership Studies. She is pursuing a career in criminal law, and loves learning about how the law evolves as technology advances.