Canadian arrested after refusing to give phone passcode

Is the information age unleashing the Panopticon or unlocking the Doors of Perception?
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Gutenberg
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Canadian arrested after refusing to give phone passcode

Post by Gutenberg » Wed Mar 11, 2015 4:00 pm

Our society has without a doubt gone far when refusing border agents access to personal information is seen as a criminal act! The following story is something that sounds as if it was taken straight out of “1984”:
Canadian arrested after refusing to give phone passcode to border agent

"Earlier this week, a Canadian man was taken into custody by border agents after entering the country on an international flight from the Dominican Republic. Was he carrying prohibited items in his baggage, or maybe didn't have his travel documents in order? No, he merely refused to give up the passcode to his smartphone when stopped by agents for a search, on the grounds that the information was "personal." In what may set a legal precedent, this is Canada's first case in charging a citizen for refusing to provide their phone's passcode."
Source: http://www.slashgear.com/canadian-arres ... -07372562/

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