Despite Border Search Exception, Warrant Needed for Laptop Analysis

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United States District Court Judge Jeffrey S. White granted a motion to suppress the search of a laptop, which was seized at a U.S. airport from someone returning on an international flight. This case signals what courts-- especially federal courts-- will hold to be reasonable expectations of privacy in the content of a computer brought into the United States.

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