May 282010
 
 May 28, 2010  Posted by  Court, Surveillance

Jaikumar Vijayan reports:

In recent cases, U.S. courts have supported the government’s right to search the contents of computers and other electronic devices carried by travelers arriving at U.S borders.

A federal court in Michigan this week added that if such a search could not be performed at the border, the government has the right to seize and transport a computer to a secondary inspection facility, as long as there’s reasonable suspicion.

Read more on Computerworld.

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