Category Archives: Surveillance state

Lawsuit Aims to Curtail Warrantless Searches of Electronic Devices at US Border

Lawsuit reveals border searches of electronic devices have nearly quadrupled in four years . US border officials claim they don’t need a warrant for such searches, can investigate issues beyond customs and immigration issues, and share data obtained with other foreign and domestic agencies. Plaintiffs ask judge to grant summary judgment and require warrants. Whatever she decides, the case will be appealed.