Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Good WaPo Article on Laptop Searches

This Washington Post article puts an interesting historical perspective on laptop searches. It is one thing to say, as I have, that the law permits the searches without probable cause. It is another to point out that Customs and Border Protection has had instructions out to the field setting limits on what can be searched, copied, and detained. This article talks about the evolution of that standard and the very real concern that CBP is sharing its information with other law enforcement agencies.

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