Sep 14

Issue: Fourth Amendment RSS Privacy RSS

Should Airport Security Officials be Able to Search the Content of Your Phone and Computer Laptop?



Posted 3 years, 7 months ago.

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The National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Says “No”

A recent article in Legal Times outlined a Fourth Amendment claim against airport security officers for searching the contents of laptop computers “without susipcion of wrongdoing.” the complaint asserts that “electronic devices like laptops, ‘smart’ phones, and external data storage devices hold vast amounts of personal and sensitive information that reveals a vivid picture of travelers’ personal and professional lives, including their intimate thoughts, private communications, expressive choices, and privileged or confidential work product.”



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