Homeland Security: We can seize laptops for an indefinite period

Dandelion Salad

by Declan McCullagh
http://news.cnet.com
Aug 1, 2008

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has concocted a remarkable new policy: It reserves the right to seize for an indefinite period of time laptops taken across the border.

A pair of DHS policies from last month say that customs agents can routinely–as a matter of course–seize, make copies of, and “analyze the information transported by any individual attempting to enter, re-enter, depart, pass through, or reside in the United States.” (See policy No. 1 and No. 2.)

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Here’s a guide to customs-proofing your laptop that we published in March.

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h/t: CLG

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