The Electronic Frontier Foundation released a guide to help travelers protect their digital information when traveling across borders. “Digital Privacy at the U.S. Border” helps travelers perform a risk assessment by evaluating personal details such as immigration status and travel history. By assessing those factors, travelers may be able to protect themselves by leaving certain devices at home or using encryption. “Border agents have more power than police officers normally do, and people crossing the border have less privacy than they usually expect,” said EFF Staff Attorney Sophia Cope. “Border agents may demand that you unlock your phone, provide your laptop password, or disclose your social media handles. Yet this is where many of us store our most sensitive personal information.”
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