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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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