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Daily Dashboard | ACLU files lawsuit with TSA over warrantless searches Related reading: Notes from the IAPP Publications Editor, Dec. 14, 2018



In a move to urge the U.S. Transportation Security Administration to respond to a Freedom of Information Act request, the American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California filed a lawsuit, ArsTechnica reports. In the suit, the ACLU alleges that the TSA improperly withheld documents and other material related to its FOIA request pertaining to its involvement in warrantless searches of digital devices on domestic flights. In a statement, Vasudha Talla, staff attorney for the ACLU Foundation of Northern California, said, "The federal government’s policies on searching the phones, laptops, and tablets of domestic air passengers remain shrouded in secrecy." The TSA did not respond for comment, but a spokesman for the TSA had said previously that the "TSA does not search the contents of electronic devices."
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