How To Protect Confidential Info From Border Searches
By Sam Reisman (August 11, 2017, 8:16 PM EDT) -- Attorneys who travel abroad with privileged or confidential information on their portable devices must understand what their ethical duties are when pressed by U.S. border agents to search their phones, tablets and computers, according to a panel of experts Friday at a continuing legal education session in New York.
Allowing border agents access to potentially sensitive client information on devices could become an abdication of professional responsibility for attorneys, panelists said during a session at the American Bar Association's annual meeting. Panelists also discussed how they expected standards for attorney conduct to evolve to keep up with new technologies.
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