Suspicionless “Forensic” Border Searches of Electronic Devices Are Unconstitutional

In 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.

Source: Fourth Circuit Rules That Suspicionless Forensic Searches of Electronic Devices at the Border Are Unconstitutional | Electronic Frontier Foundation

The government can still do manual searches of electronic devices – both entering or exiting the country, per this Court ruling.

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