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ACLU, EFF ask Supreme Court to review border device search policies

The American Civil Liberties Union and Electronic Frontier Foundation have petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court to hear its arguments to try and force a review of policies that allow the warrantless searches of iPhones and other electronic devices at the U.S. border.The petition on Friday to the Supreme Court takes the form of a writ of certiorari, asking that it hears a challenge to policies of the Department of Homeland Security concerning device searching at airports and other border entry points in the United States. The two groups insist the searches are a violation of privacy that isn’t justified under the constitution.The request is part of a series of actions relating to a 2017 lawsuit, about warrantless phone and notebook searches by DHS agents, reports Engadget. In November 2019, a Boston federal district court ruled the policies on electronic device searches violated the Fourth Amendment and therefore required border officers to have some reasonable suspicion of wrongdoing before they can search a device. Read more…
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