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Friday, March 8, 2013

"En Banc Ninth Circuit Holds That Computer Forensic Searches Are Like “Virtual Strip Searches” And Require Reasonable Suspicion At the Border"

Orin Kerr has this post at The Volokh Conspiracy. The court "announced a special rule for computer searches: Although a “review of computer files” can occur without reasonable suspicion, the “forensic examination” of a computer at the border requires reasonable suspicion because it is “akin to reading a diary line by line looking for mention of criminal activity—plus looking at everything the writer may have erased.”"

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/crimprof_blog/2013/03/en-banc-ninth-circuit-holds-that-computer-forensic-searches-are-like-virtual-strip-searches-and-requ.html

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