Imagine Being on Trial. With Exonerating Evidence Trapped on Your Phone.

"Al Gidari, the director of privacy at Stanford Law School, said that the Stored Communications Act prevents defense lawyers from using subpoenas to harass witnesses, victims or police officers by obtaining their personal information. He has long pushed for a federal rule change that would allow judges to force prosecutors to write warrants on behalf of defense lawyers who have proved certain evidence is vital to collect."