UF Law expert available to discuss Supreme Court cell phone privacy ruling

Published: June 27 2014


GAINESVILLE, Fla. – On Wednesday, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously ruled that police are required to obtain search warrants before searching cell phones of those who are arrested. This is a significant opinion for privacy rights – and the first of its kind – in the digital age.


Jon Mills – Professor of law and dean emeritus at the Levin College of Law. Mills is the director of UF Law’s Center for Governmental Responsibility, former Florida Speaker of the House, and author of Privacy: The Lost Right, published in 2008 by Oxford University Press. He can be reached at 352-273-0844, or at mills@law.ufl.edu.