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Supreme Court weighs privacy of text messages

telecom | 03/24/2017 7:47 pm EDT

OTTAWA — There should be a reasonable expectation of privacy from search and seizure not just for the recipient of a text message but for the sender as well, a lawyer argued in front of Canada’s highest court Thursday, after a lower court used unlawfully obtained texts from a recipient's phone to convict the sender in a firearms trafficking case. Accused trafficker Nour Marakah appealed a decision last year by the Ontario Court of Appeal, which upheld a conviction from a lower court based on evidence that was retrieved from recipient Andrew...