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Report calls for limiting border searches to protect private data on laptops and other devices

Posted By kurtnimmoadmin On May 18, 2011 @ 11:35 am In Big Brother | Comments Disabled

Associated Press
May 18, 2011

A new report is arguing that travelers carry so much personal information on laptops, computer disks and smartphones that routine searches of the devices at the nation’s borders are now too intrusive.

The report released Wednesday by a bipartisan legal think tank, The Constitution Project, recommends that the Homeland Security Department discontinue its policy of searching electronic devices unless agents have a reasonable suspicion of wrongdoing.

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