Sunday, November 29, 2020

Tag: “Digital Strip Searches” Increasing at Borders; Refusal Could Lead to $5K Fine

“Digital Strip Searches” Increasing at Borders; Refusal Could Lead to $5K Fine

by Nicholas West, Activist Post:

Apparently the era of “digital papers please” is upon us. Earlier this year, in March, I reported on allegations that travelers on domestic flights within the United States had received warrantless requests to inspect their digital devices. The allegations led to an as-yet unresolved lawsuit (to my knowledge) filed by the ACLU of Northern California against the TSA.

While I’m not aware of further reports coming out of the U.S. about demand for digital device searches, New Zealand has now openly declared it as a policy.