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Travelers’ Laptops May Be Detained At Border

September 23, 2018
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Federal agents may take a traveler’s laptop or other electronic device to an off-site location for an unspecified period of time without any suspicion of wrongdoing, as part of border search policies the Department of Homeland Security recently disclosed.

(Washington Post — 1 August, 2008)
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Federal agents may take a traveler’s laptop to an off-site location for an unspecified period of time without any suspicion of wrongdoing, according to recently disclosed border search policies. (MSNBC — 1 August, 2008)
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Business travelers, it’s time to encrypt your hard drives: Homeland Security is now claiming the right to seize laptops and other electronic devices at the border for an indefinite time and copy the data. (CNET News.com — 2 August, 2008)
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The Transportation Security Administration suspended Verified Identity Pass from enrolling travelers in its pre-screening program after a laptop computer containing the records of 33,000 people went missing.

(Washington Post — 5 August, 2008)
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