Senator Questions Border Electronics Searches

Law360, New York (February 21, 2017, 8:51 PM EST) -- A U.S. senator on Monday questioned the government's authority to collect information from people detained at U.S. borders in response to media reports that U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers may be asking for cell phone passcodes and social media handles.

In the letter to U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary John F. Kelly, Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., asks what legal authority CBP agents have to demand personal online information, and it seeks data on how often the government has made the requests.

"These digital dragnet border search practices weaken our national and economic security. Indiscriminate digital searches distract CBP from...

Stay ahead of the curve

In the legal profession, information is the key to success. You have to know what’s happening with clients, competitors, practice areas, and industries. Law360 provides the intelligence you need to remain an expert and beat the competition.


  • Access to case data within articles (numbers, filings, courts, nature of suit, and more.)
  • Access to attached documents such as briefs, petitions, complaints, decisions, motions, etc.
  • Create custom alerts for specific article and case topics and so much more!

TRY LAW360 FREE FOR SEVEN DAYS

Hello! I'm Law360's automated support bot.

How can I help you today?

For example, you can type:
  • I forgot my password
  • I took a free trial but didn't get a verification email
  • How do I sign up for a newsletter?
Beta
Ask a question!