That makes privacy advocates optimistic about the future. “In Roberts’ opinion, he addresses apps and remote deletion and encryption—all this technologically complicated stuff,” says Hanni Fakhoury, a staff attorney for the Electronic Frontier Foundation, a pro-privacy group that filed a brief on behalf of the defendants in the two Riley cases. “If the court is actually going to grapple with technology, we’re in a much better place.”

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