Keeping the Government Out of Your Digital Devices at the Border

This webinar empowered members of the defense community to be proactive in protecting their sensitive documents and communications when re-entering the country. 

Privileged Means Privileged: Keeping the Government Out of Your Digital Devices at the Border

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) searches the digital devices of people at border crossings and at ports of entry without a warrant and without suspicion. Criminal defense lawyers are uniquely exposed to abuse in this context, as their devices store privileged communications and work product. In October 2017, NACDL released a primer on the border searches of electronic devices. Drawing from the primer, this webinar empowered members of the defense community to be proactive in protecting their sensitive documents and communications when re-entering the country. 

This webinar from December 7, 2017 featured Esha Bhandari, a senior staff attorney with the ACLU Speech, Privacy, and Technology Project, where she works on litigation and advocacy to protect freedom of expression and privacy rights in the digital age.

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