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Questions for TSA after reports of laptop and phone searches on domestic flights

by tsa violations idVer:5062e261ac43378eb34b3f95 Tuesday, Mar. 20, 2018 at 7:31 AM

TSA is stepping up electronic device surveillance on domestic flights

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/mar/12/tsa-surveillance-laptops-cellphones-domestic-flights

Questions for TSA after reports of laptop and phone searches on domestic flights

Sam Levin in San Francisco

Mon 12 Mar 2018

There are a growing number of reports of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) searching the electronic devices of passengers on domestic flights in the US, according to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), which has sued the federal agency for records.

The ACLU Foundation of Northern California filed a lawsuit against the TSA on Monday demanding that the government disclose its policies for searching the computers and cellphones of domestic travelers, arguing that anecdotal accounts have raised concerns about potential privacy invasions.

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“We’ve received reports of passengers on purely domestic flights having their phones and laptops searched, and the takeaway is that TSA has been taking these items from people without providing any reason why,” the staff attorney Vasudha Talla told the Guardian. “The search of an electronic device has the potential to be highly invasive and cover the most personal details about a person.”
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