Court Rules Suspicionless Searches of Electronic Devices at the Border Are Unconstitutional

As reported in the Electronic Frontier Foundation May 9, 2018 article, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit ruled today that forensic searches of electronic devices by border agents without any suspicion that the traveler has committed a crime violate the U.S. Constitution (emphasis mine).

This ruling only applies to forensic, not manual, searches of electronic devices at the border.

The legal ruling of U.S. v. Kolsuz (4th Cir. 2018) may be found in its entirety here.