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Change policies on searching electronic devices at border: B.C. civil liberties group

Tuesday, August 14, 2018 @ 9:20 AM | By Ian Burns

Thousands of people cross the Canada-U.S. border every day, but it is likely most of them don’t know what rights border services agents have with regard to their smartphones and electronic devices. But now, a civil liberties group in British Columbia has published a guide to tell Canadians what to expect when they do find themselves dealing with border agents, and it is recommending the federal government change its policy to better reflect the personal nature of information that is stored on the devices.

On Aug....