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Searches of cell phones should meet same threshold as mail: civil liberties advocates 

News | 06/01/2022 5:35 pm EDT
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Given that the data contained on personal digital devices has functionally replaced the old-fashioned mail for most people, the required threshold for border officers to search the former should not be lower than the threshold to search the latter, according to civil liberties advocates testifying before a Senate committee studying a bill aimed at lowering the threshold. 

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