US border cops need ’reasonable suspicion’ before searching phone

US border cops need ’reasonable suspicion’ before searching phone

A federal court in Boston has ruled that the government is not allowed to search travelers’ phones or other electronic devices at the US border without first having ’reasonable suspicion’. The court said the government’s policies on warrantless searches of devices without reasonable suspicion ’violate the Fourth Amendment’. The case was brought by 11 travelers with support from the ACLU.

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