Laptop Seizure

Aug 04 2008 Laptop Seizure BY admin TAGS TSA

 

Flying overseas soon? If so, you need to read a story in the Washington Post concerning laptop computers and other digital devices...

 

"Federal agents may take a traveler's laptop computer or other electronic device to an off-site location for an unspecified period of time without any suspicion of wrongdoing, as part of border search policies the Department of Homeland Security recently disclosed."

 

The story continues...

 

""They're [ Department of Homeland Security ] saying they can rifle through all the information in a traveler's laptop without having a smidgen of evidence that the traveler is breaking the law," said Greg Nojeim, senior counsel at the Center for Democracy and Technology. Notably, he said, the policies "don't establish any criteria for whose computer can be searched."" Read more here.

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