"There's all kinds of data kept on there as far as text messages, phone records,
And now the United States Supreme Court agrees. On
"A cell phone not only contains the information that's recorded in its memory bank but it's also a portal. Now with cloud computing where the search could actually be searching information that is else where and not on the person," said Joseph Michael with the
For the past few years, law enforcement agencies in
And that extra step of precaution, protected evidence in the 2013
"As far as putting these suspects in the area, text messages, communicating between the suspects in those cases," said Lt. Alton.
Officials said they were prepared for this possible decision but there's a chance more digital privacy rulings could follow.
"A persons data that may be stored online in the cloud so to speak," said Michael. "You know what is the jurisdiction of that, how, how is a search warrant to be served on this area that may not even be physically in the
It's an electronic evolution reminding us as Justice Roberts said that privacy comes at a cost.
Investigators with the Washington County Sheriff's Office said they also obtain search warrants for every electronic devices including iPads and iPods, just to be safe for future rulings to come.