Can border agents legally copy all the data on your phone and laptop when you return home from a business trip?
In the past, the answer was, generally yes. In the future, the answer may be, generally, no.
“The number of searches had been rising fast every year for several years.”
A federal judge this week rejected the Trump Administration’s policy that allowed U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to search smartphones and laptops at airports and borders at their own discretion without the burden of reasonable suspicion.