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Cross-border searches put client privacy at risk, experts say

Tuesday, January 02, 2018 @ 12:31 PM | By Donalee Moulton

The annual vacation in Sarasota, the IP convention in Dallas, the guest lecturing opportunity in Boston. These are the types of trips that routinely require lawyers to cross the 49th parallel into the United States and back to Canada. However, such trips are no longer routine. As security on both sides of the border ramps up, lawyers may find themselves in jeopardy of violating lawyer-client privilege, being unable to enter another country as a result and even being detained.  

At issue is the information contained...