LATimes Editorial On Laptop Searches [10:16 am]
Should U.S. citizens returning from abroad be forced to surrender their laptop computers to the prying eyes of customs agents, even when there is no reasonable suspicion that a crime has been committed? Two federal appeals courts say yes. If the Supreme Court doesn’t rule otherwise, Congress should act to curb this exponential invasion of privacy.
The links in the article go to:
an IEEE article, Setting Boundaries at Borders: Reconciling Laptop Searches and Privacy;
a Supreme Court opinion, US v Flores-Montano 541 U.S. 149 (2004)
and a LATimes editorial, Looking into laptops