May 062019
 May 6, 2019  Posted by  Featured News, Govt, Non-U.S., Surveillance

Whoa. Sophia Harris reports:

As more people travel with smartphones loaded with personal data, concern is mounting over Canadian border officers’ powers to search those phones — without a warrant.

“The policy’s outrageous,” said Toronto business lawyer, Nick Wright. “I think that it’s a breach of our constitutional rights.”

His thoughts follow a personal experience. After landing at Toronto’s Pearson Airport on April 10, he said the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) flagged him for an additional inspection — for no stated reason.

Read more on CBC, especially if you are planning to travel to or through Canada, because it seems that the government CAN get away with doing to you what they did to Nick Wright.

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