Search and Seizure of Electronic Devices: Critical Factors for Search of Contents of Devices and How Recent Case Laws are Changing Procedure

November 9, 2021 3:15pm

Sgt. David Bell-Irving LL.M.

RCMP National Security (British Columbia)

Shelley Tkatch
General Counsel
Public Prosecution Service of Canada

During this practical, interactive session, faculty members will take you through a series of hypothetical scenarios and provide best practices for:

  • Devices search warrants dos and don’ts, case law updates and practical applications, including when a warrant is needed, and use of limiting terms or search protocols in warrants
  • Considerations for consent searches;
  • Current law on search of cell phones at the border;
  • Navigating challenges to the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms and Assessing the reasonable expectation of information privacy in the wake of R v. Marakah (2017) and R. v. Jones (2017)