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(TIME) — Court rules against warrantless searches of phones and laptops.

The ACLU, who filed the case on behalf of 11 travelers who had their devices searched, says searches at U.S. ports of entry have increased.

Tuesday’s ruling in U.S. District Court came in a lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union and the Electronic Frontier Foundation on behalf of 11 travelers whose smartphones and laptops were searched without individualized suspicion at U.S. ports of entry.

ACLU attorney Esha Bhandari said the ruling strengthens the Fourth Amendment protections of international travelers who enter the United States every year.

Source: TIME, full story


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