Fatal Car Crash Data Seizure Could Be Fourth Amendment Test Case

June 19, 2019, 8:45 AM

The Georgia Supreme Court will be the first state high court to consider if police violated a driver’s constitutional rights by searching data in a car’s airbag control module.

The court June 19 is set to hear oral argument in Mobley v. State, a case that highlights how Fourth Amendment protection against unreasonable search and seizure may apply to digital information as technology advances.

“This case is part of a series of cases around the country that call on courts to decide how to apply the Fourth Amendment in the digital age,” said attorney Nathan Freed Wessler of the American ...

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