Use encryption and the cloud to shield your data at the border

December 21, 2011 Comments Off on Use encryption and the cloud to shield your data at the border

When you pass through customs (U.S. or elsewhere), your data is more vulnerable than ever before thanks to modern data forensics tools paired with raw computing power. Whether you want to protect your personal or business data, check out this informative guide from the Electronic Frontier Foundation about how to defend your privacy at the border.

Our lives are on our laptops – family photos, medical documents, banking information, details about what websites we visit, and so much more. Thanks to protections enshrined in the U.S. Constitution, the government generally can’t snoop through your laptop for no reason. But those privacy protections don’t safeguard travelers at the U.S. border, where the U.S. government can take an electronic device, search through all the files, and keep it for a while for further scrutiny – without any suspicion of wrongdoing whatsoever.

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