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Setting Boundaries at Borders: Reconciling Laptop Searches and Privacy
March/April 2007 (vol. 5 no. 2)
pp. 72-75
E. Michael Power, Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP
Jonathan Gilhen, Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP
Roland L. Trope, Trope and Schramm LLP
The collision of interests between a person's right to be secure from unreasonable searches and seizures and a government's obligation to protect its borders has recently become ripe for court decisions. Although some might question how laptops could form the battleground for such an important discussion, several cases indicate that this debate has already started in earnest the US and Canada.
Index Terms:
privacy, laptop security, border search doctrine, Constitutional protections, search and seizure
Citation:
E. Michael Power, Jonathan Gilhen, Roland L. Trope, "Setting Boundaries at Borders: Reconciling Laptop Searches and Privacy," IEEE Security & Privacy, vol. 5, no. 2, pp. 72-75, March-April 2007, doi:10.1109/MSP.2007.40
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