Judge Says DHS Can't Hang Onto Travelers Laptops To Search Much Later Without A Warrant
from the a-bit-of-good-news dept
However, there may be some limits. Another recent court ruling has told Homeland Security that it cannot seize a laptop, hang onto it indefinitely and do searches on it many months later without a warrant. It's not entirely clear where the line lies here. The court basically says that earlier searches of the same laptop were fine, but there was no reason to hold onto it for so many months and then do another search.