Category Archives: Border search

NACDL: Protecting Your Digital Devices at the Border, A Criminal Defense Lawyer’s Primer

NACDL: Protecting Your Digital Devices at the Border, A Criminal Defense Lawyer’s Primer (October 2017): Courts have long made it clear that agents can search the bags of people entering the country. For the past decade or so, U.S. Customs … Continue reading

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The Hill: Pass the Protecting Data at the Border Act

The Hill: Pass the Protecting Data at the Border Act by Adam Schwartz and Sophia Cope:

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Just Security: We Need to Know More About Government Searches of Traveler’s Electronic Devices

Just Security: We Need to Know More About Government Searches of Traveler’s Electronic Devices by Carrie DeCell:

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American Conservative: Feds Searching Record Number of Our Personal Devices at the Border

American Conservative: Feds Searching Record Number of Our Personal Devices at the Border by Frank Miniter In the name of ‘Homeland Security.’

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ABAJ: Traveling out of the country? Lawyers should consider using ‘burner’ devices

ABAJ: Traveling out of the country? Lawyers should consider using ‘burner’ devices by Debra Cassens Weiss:

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CNET: US Border Patrol says it won’t search travelers’ cloud data

CNET: US Border Patrol says it won’t search travelers’ cloud data by Steven Musil Clarification came in response to the senator’s questions about border agents pressuring Americans into providing device credentials. Endgadget: US Customs can search phones but not data … Continue reading

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D.P.R.: Secondary border inspection of def’s cell phone for evidence of dog fighting was reasonable

Defendant’s alleged fighting dogs and his cell phone were validly the subject of secondary border inspections in San Juan. United States v. Castro-Correa, 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 90966 (D.P.R. June 12, 2017).* Defendant didn’t have standing to challenge the search … Continue reading

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Law.com: Fourth Amendment Exception Allows Customs to Search Personal Devices

Law.com: Fourth Amendment Exception Allows Customs to Search Personal Devices by Joe Martini & James Glasser: CBP agents can search cellphones, laptops and other electronic devices of those entering or leaving the country, regardless of citizenship and despite the vast … Continue reading

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ABAJ: ABA expresses concern about border searches of lawyer laptops and other electronic devices

ABAJ: ABA expresses concern about border searches of lawyer laptops and other electronic devices by Debra Cassens Weiss: ABA President Linda Klein is expressing serious concern about standards that permit searches of lawyer laptops and other electronic devices at the … Continue reading

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Yahoo! Tech: A Former NSA Lawyer Explains Why Searching Phones at the Border Is a Waste of Time

Yahoo! Tech: A Former NSA Lawyer Explains Why Searching Phones at the Border Is a Waste of Time by Brian Feldman

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Forbes: US Immigration Splurged $2.2 Million On Phone Hacking Tech Just After Trump’s Travel Ban

Forbes: US Immigration Splurged $2.2 Million On Phone Hacking Tech Just After Trump’s Travel Ban by Thomas Fox-Brewster:

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WaPo: Border agents can look at everything on your cell phone. Congress should change that (editorial)

WaPo: Border agents can look at everything on your cell phone. Congress should change that (editorial): PRETTY MUCH everyone can agree that Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents should be able to freely search travelers’ bags at the border. Their … Continue reading

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