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There are no digital secrets at the border

Thursday, March 30, 2017 @ 8:00 PM | By Rosanna Berardi

Each day, hundreds of foreign nationals travel to the United States for business meetings. Most business travellers carry a laptop and smartphone that contains confidential business information. This information may include e-mails from lawyers, proprietary data and trade secrets.

Imagine this: upon presenting your passport to Customs and Border Protection, you are unexpectedly pulled to the side and brought into secondary inspection. The officer asks for your cell phone and the password to access its content. Not knowing what else to do, you nervously hand the...