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Federal Agents Lacked Authority to Search Airplane Passenger’s Laptop, Court Says
By Marcos Daniel Jiménez on May 27, 2015
Posted In Consumer Protection, Cybersecurity, Data Privacy, General Interest
A federal court this month found that federal agents lacked authority to conduct a warrantless search of a defendant’s laptop seized at an airport, rejecting the government’s argument that it has unfettered authority to search containers at the border to protect the homeland. The court distinguished laptops from handbags due to their “vast storage capacity”...