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Commentary by Adrian Lo

In Sham Wing Kan v Commissioner of Police [2020] HKCA 186, the Court of Appeal (CA) delineated the circumstances and procedures under which a warrantless search of digital contents of a mobile phone could lawfully be conducted by law enforcement officer upon arresting a suspect.  The principle of requiring judicial warrants where “reasonably practicable” were argued by Dr Gerard McCoy SC and Albert N B Wong.

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