Re: So what would have been the case
If he'd dumped all his content, encrypted, in the cloud and committed the URL to memory?
That's something one would and should consider going to a repressive police state - something along the lines of Iran, North Korea[*], Russia, or the United States. But the do-goody, soft, and cuddly blighty? We live and we learn.
[*] May be pointless for this one though - unless you cross the border by submarine, norks'll confiscate your phone and everything else that looks likes comms equipment. To be fair, they do return the stuff when you leave ...