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Limit info on smartphones at U.S. border: privacy commish

News | 09/19/2017 3:22 pm EDT
Privacy Commissioner Daniel Therrien, centre, pictured in December 2016, told the House of Commons ethics committee Canadians should be careful when crossing the U.S. border with mobile devices. / The Wire Report photo by Charelle Evelyn.

OTTAWA — Canadians should be exercising a fair amount of caution when crossing the U.S. border with personal mobile devices in the face of American laws that allow their customs agents nearly unfettered access to those devices and the information contained within, the federal privacy watchdog affirmed Monday.

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