Appeals court curbs border agent search power

Discussion in 'privacy general' started by TheWindBringeth, Mar 9, 2013.

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  1. TheWindBringeth

    TheWindBringeth Registered Member

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    From http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2013/03/gadget-border-searches/

    Also: http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20...otected-files-shouldnt-arouse-suspicion.shtml
     
  2. Cudni

    Cudni Global Moderator

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    the court ruled that the 4th Amendment does apply at the border, that agents do need to recognize there's an expectation of privacy, and cannot do a search without reason. Furthermore, they noted that merely encrypting a file with a password is not enough to trigger suspicion. This is a huge ruling in favor of privacy rights.
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    and as it should be.
     
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