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EFF Requests Congressional Hearing on Border Searches

A few weeks ago the Ninth Circuit released an opinion that allowed searches of laptops (and presumably other devices) at the border. The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) sent a letter on behalf of 40 civil liberties organizations to the Head of Homeland security requesting a hearing on searches of electronic devices.

As the commenters previously noted here at Dear Author, the border searches present confidentiality concerns for businesses. But it also presents a privacy concern. Congressional hearings rarely end up changing anything. After all, Big Oil had to head to Capital Hill in 2005 to face a Congressional hearing because the industry’s record profits. They were there again in April defending their record profits.

Thanks RebeccaJ.

Jane Litte is the founder of Dear Author, a lawyer, and a lover of pencil skirts. She spends her downtime reading romances and writing about them. Her TBR pile is much larger than the one shown in the picture and not as pretty. You can reach Jane by email at jane @ dearauthor dot com

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