Searches of travelers' devices spiked last year
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U.S. Customs and Border Protection released new guidelines last week dictating how and when officials can search through travelers' electronic devices, according to Defense One. The directive replaces an Obama-era policy that gave wide authority to border officials.
Why it matters: CBP searched the devices of 30,200 travelers during the 2017 fiscal year, up nearly 60 percent from 2016. The Trump administration says strengthening border security remains a priority, but this new policy seeks to protect the rights of individuals from unreasonable search and seizure.