Nathan Kaiser spoke to Quartz about the use of search warrants to search phones in Hong Kong.
“Kaiser explained that there are typically two parties involved in a warrant—the searching party, and the party being searched. ‘But here, the search warrant is for the police headquarters. That doesn’t even make sense. They’re not a party,’ he said. He compared the scenario to a rigged game of ping-pong: ‘The same party is playing both sides of the ping-pong table, and the party whose phone is at stake is not even at the ping-pong table.’”