Court Reins In Border Patrol: Laptop Searches Require "Reasonable Suspicion".Submitted by Libera_me on Sat, 03/09/2013 - 12:03
The Ninth Circuit Court has ruled : Passsword protection is not sufficient cause to consider it a 'reasonable search', but may be considered along with other factors. Reasonable suspicion must also be proven before invasive snooping occurs.
In most other cases, the courts require 'probable case'. The reasonable search is a lower standard, but the Obama administration has claimed no standard, and no need for reasons before they search. The court rules that the Fourth Amendment applies to password protected files, as being well within the intent of the Framers of the Bill of Rights.