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Int’l Travelers, Beware Digital Device Searches At Border

Law360, New York (March 20, 2017, 12:58 PM EDT) -- Behnam Dayanim

Ashley J. Pyon International travelers traveling with electronic devices beware. In recent years, the number of electronic media searches at U.S. borders has increased dramatically. In fiscal year 2016, 390 million people entered the U.S., and 23,877 electronic media searches were conducted at the border. In fiscal year 2015 there were only 4,764.[1] And under the Trump administration, that number is likely to grow. Last month, in a Q&A with the House Homeland Security Committee, Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly identified as a “glaring...
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