US judge dismisses challenge to suspicionless laptop searches at the border

Judge Edward Korman dismissed the ACLU suit, Abidor v. Napolitano, allowing the US Customs and Border Protection program of random border searches and seizures of electronic devices to continue with no requirement of warrants, probable cause, or reasonable suspicion. Ned Levi discusses the CPB program, court rulings which have affected it, and advice for international travelers entering the US.

Does The Travelers’ Privacy Protection Act adequately safeguard us?

You’ve probably heard about the Travelers’ Privacy Protection Act of 2008, a proposed new law that would prevent customs agents from confiscating your laptop computer at the border. But what does the law actually say? Ned Levi takes a look at the law and makes some troubling discoveries.