Phone Searches at the Border: Bill S-7 Fails to Protect Privacy

In Rights by poladmin

A long-awaited attempt to amend the Customs Act signals a belated and half-hearted recognition by government that searching through the intimate details of our lives contained on our phone or laptop is not the same as digging through a box or suitcase holding a couple shirts and some socks. Bill S-7, which would amend the Customs Act and the Preclearance Act, 2016 (the “Acts”), was recently introduced in the Senate and will soon be sent to the Standing Committee on National Security and Defence for study.
The Bill was made necessary by a key judgement in the

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