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+ - New bill could rein in DHS laptop seizures->

Submitted by twigles
twigles (756194) writes "A new proposed bill seeks to actually limit the US Department of Homeland Security in some ways, including requiring some type of demonstrable reason for the seizure and how long they may keep someone's laptop before it's classified as such.

"The Travelers Privacy Protection Act, a bill written by U.S. Senators Russ Feingold, D-Wis., and Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., and Representative Adam Smith, D-Wash., would allow border agents to search electronic devices only if they had reasonable suspicions of wrongdoing. In addition, the legislation would limit the length of time that a device could be out of its owner's possession to 24 hours, after which the search becomes a seizure, requiring probable cause."

I only hope this legislation makes its way into the presidential election debates so I can hear the words, "terrorists" and "protect Americans" more."

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