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Law Times reports that a judge has ruled in R. v. Marakah that sent text messages can be used as evidence, in a criminal court case involving gun trafficking. Do you think sent text messages should be considered private?
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Total Votes: 71
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Yes, sent text messages should be considered private, because as the ruling states they constitute "a private communication between two people."
No, they should not be considered private. The ruling rightly states "senders are alive to the fact that their communications may no longer be private once sent or made."
Start Voting: 8/8/2016|End Voting: 9/8/2016

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