Groups Seek Rehearing on Laptop Search

Susan Hall

Arguing that government agents should not be allowed to search travelers' laptops without reasonable suspicion of illegal activity, two groups have asked the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals to review and reverse a court ruling that allows it.


The Electronic Frontier Foundation and the Association of Corporate Travel Executives filed an amicus brief with the court Thursday opposing border agents' ability to search a person's laptop for no clear reason, reports InfoWorld.


The travel executive organization has said previously that companies need better guidance to develop policies to ensure proprietary information isn't compromised.

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