How to legally cross a US (or other) border without surrendering your data and passwords

How to legally cross a US (or other) border without surrendering your data and passwords

by Cory Doctorow

Boing Boing / 2017-02-12 09:44

The combination of 2014’s Supreme Court decision in Riley (which held that the data on your devices was subject to suspicionless border-searches, and suggested that you simply not bring any data you don’t want stored and shared by US government agencies with you when you cross the border) and Trump’s announcement that people entering the USA will be required to give border officers their social media passwords means that a wealth of sensitive data on our devices and in the cloud is now liable to search and retention when we cross into the USA. (more…)

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