Border Searches: What’s In Your Laptop?

Law360, New York (December 2, 2009, 1:09 PM EST) -- If you are traveling on business, you will likely take a laptop (or several electronic devices) with you on the trip.

If you travel outside of the United States with these devices, you should know that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has recently issued revised and sweeping guidelines on how its field personnel will conduct border searches of "electronic devices."

These devices can include laptops, thumb drives, CD-ROMs, DVDs, cell phones, SIM cards, digital cameras, BlackBerrys (and similar personal data devices) and any other...
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