In 1765 the lord chief justice, Lord Camden, criticised the issue of warrants allowing for the search of the documents of a man who had written pamphlets critical of parliament and the King. No law allowed for such intrusion and “if there was, it would destroy all the comforts of society; for papers are often the dearest property a man can have”, he said in a case called Entick v Carrington.

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