Michael Leone on 25 May 2008 20:26:47 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] OT: Traveling With Your Laptop Over The Border

Erek Dyskant wrote:
>> I've heard of laptops being searched, but not kept for 2 weeks.  Are
>> you aware of any instances in which this has actually happened?
>> Something with a link to a news source would preferred.
> It's Custom's and Border protection rather than the TSA that has seized
> laptops.
> http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/02/06/AR2008020604763.html

So it was only 1 British citizen that actually had her laptop seized, 2 
years ago? The article doesn't mention any other seizes of laptops, 
specifically - just "The lawsuit was inspired by two dozen cases, 15 of 
which involved searches of cellphones, laptops, MP3 players and other 
electronics". Searches doesn't necessarily mean seizure.

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