US Customs says border agents can’t search cloud data from travelers’ phones

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US Customs and Border Protection has clarified to the US Senate that, even though it can search electronic devices at the border without consent and in most cases without a warrant, it does not have the authority to go through data stored in the cloud. “CBP’s authority to conduct border searchers extends to all merchandise entering or departing the United States, including information that is physically resident on an electronic device transported by an international traveler,”

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