Fourth circuit rules against warrantless border searches

Electronic Frontier FoundationIn a victory for privacy rights at the border, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit today ruled that forensic searches of electronic devices carried out by border agents without any suspicion that the traveler has committed a crime violate the U.S. Constitution.

It doesn't seem like a big deal to expect government agencies, including on the border, to articulate probable cause of a crime before seizing and searching electronic devices.

This entry was published Sun May 13 11:42:11 CDT 2018 by TriggerFinger and last updated 2018-05-13 11:42:11.0. [Tweet]

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