Data, even if it is falsified, is most precious to Technocrats, who will go to great lengths to protect their turf. In this case, university scientists are having a fit that Trump may curtail their data accumulation efforts.
March 13, 2017
The short answer is “Yes.” While suspects enjoy lawyer-client and husband-wife privileges regarding confidentiality, there apparently is no such expectation from some inanimate object that you own, and even those placed in your home without your knowledge or consent. This is hardly Constitutional, but nobody has risen to challenge it in court.