EFF Releases 2011 Guide for Protecting Your Computer and Phone from Illegal Police Searches

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By Akemi Iwaya on July 6th, 2011

Have you ever wondered what your rights were or what you should do if the police want to search your server, personal computer, or mobile phone? The Electronic Frontier Foundation has put together an extremely useful guide that can answer your questions, lets you know how to handle the situation, and what you should or should not do if a situation like this arises.

There is a separate one page PDF summary guide available to download from either of the links listed below for those who prefer the “short and sweet” version. Part of it can be seen in the image above…

Know Your Rights! (Whitepaper) Note: There is a six page PDF version of this webpage available for easy downloading and printing.

Protect Your Computer and Phone from Illegal Police Searches (EFF Releases ‘Know Your Digital Rights’ Guide to Your Constitutional Liberties) Note: The blog post about the whitepaper.

[via Geeks are Sexy]

Akemi Iwaya is a devoted Mozilla Firefox user who enjoys working with multiple browsers and occasionally dabbling with Linux. She also loves reading fantasy and sci-fi stories as well as playing "old school" role-playing games. You can visit her on Twitter and .

  • Published 07/6/11
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