U.S. Court: Laptops Can Be Seized Without Cause at Borders

If a U.S. Border Patrol agent wants to look at—and inside—your laptop when you cross the U.S. border—he doesn’t need a reasonable suspicion of criminal activity to perform the search, a U.S. court has held.

In response, dozens of organizations, including the Association of Corporate Travel Executives, have sent an open letter to four congressional committees, asking them to consider legislation that will “protect all Americans against suspicionless digital border inspections.”

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