Notes From the Electronic Cottage 8/07/08

Producer/Host: Jim Campbell

Do you like to travel outside the U.S. Do you carry a laptop or cell phone or iPod when you do? If so, you might want to think about what’s on your personal electronic device. Why? U.S. Customs and Border Protection has
recently released a policy document called “Policy Regarding Border Search of Information” that makes it clear that border agents can “search, review, retain, and share” pretty much anything on your computer or cell phone
without your permission and with absolutely no requirement of suspicion or probable cause of a crime. Take a listen.