Wednesday, March 09, 2011

Laptop Search Snags Secrets

This, ladies and gentlemen, is why Customs and Border Protection searches laptops and other digital media. I'm not saying I agree with the current state of the law on this topic. I am particularly worried about maintaining privilege and the very person nature of some of the information on digital devices. But, there is a real law enforcement benefit to being able to do this. The article linked below is an example. Interestingly, the article says Customs got a search warrant to look at the laptop. That was nice, but probably unnecessary.

Defense contractor charged with stealing secrets on laptop - Computerworld

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