• Under Schedule 7 you may be asked to surrender your passwords. If you do not comply, you risk committing an offence.
  • However, if you have followed the above steps most of your confidential information will remain private.
  • If after this there is still confidential or work material on your phone you are allowed to assert confidentiality and officers should cease search.
  • You may be without your devices for a week, so be prepared for that too.
  • If you are stopped under Schedule 7, make sure you contact a lawyer and get in touch with CAGE.

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