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The U.S. border is becoming an increasingly “Constitution-free zone,” where border agents claim the authority to search our electronic devices and data without probable cause.
Luckily, a bipartisan effort is underway in Congress to defend our Fourth Amendment rights. If passed, the ‘Protecting Data at the Border Act’ would require border agents to have a warrant or probable cause before searching a US person’s electronic device or data–the same standard the Constitution requires for government agents anywhere else in the country. Additionally, Customs and Border Patrol agents could not hold a US citizen or permanent resident for more than four hours in order to get them to unlock their phone.
This bill will defend your rights and send a strong message that the government is bound by the constitution everywhere in the United States.