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"In this digital age, border searches of electronic devices are essential to enforcing the law at the US border and to protecting the American people", said John Wagner, deputy executive assistant commissioner for the agency's Office of Field Operations, in a statement.

The Supreme Court previously found that a routine search of any persons seeking admission to the US, and their personal effects, may be performed without reasonable suspicion, probable cause or a warrant.

Providing employees with contact information for counsel when traveling internationally.

Reuters A U.S. Customs and Border Patrol officer interviews people entering the United States from Mexico at the border crossing in San Ysidro, California, on October 14, 2016.

A Basic Search restricts agents to examining data found only on the device and which is accessible through the device's operating system or via locally installed applications.

According to a 12-page set of rules and a 22-page privacy assessment, border agents can still search electronic devices at the USA border. The most significant issues are briefly discussed below. The directive comes in time with the reported rise in electronic device inspection at U.S. airports past year.

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CBP said the decision to review a travelers' electronic device would not be made at random, and would be requested by officers as part of their broader effort to evaluate whether to allow someone into the U.S.

The new protocol is published today and it explicitly states that authorities can search and access all files stored on an individual's phone. This is because the law in this area is still unclear. The number is approximately 0.007% of arriving worldwide travelers processed by CBP officers (more than 397 million), said the CBP.

American citizens and other travelers have expressed astonishment and alarm in recent years at requests to hand over their cellphones from USA customs officials at airports and border crossings.

CBP counters that it "exercises its border search authority judiciously and in a manner that preserves the public trust" and that its warrantless searches have uncovered evidence that has been "helpful" in "combating terrorist activity, child pornography, violations of export controls, intellectual property rights violations, and visa fraud".

Specifically, the lawsuit alleges the Supreme Court decision in Riley v. California should apply in the border context.

"Officers can still conduct what amounts to a digital strip search of passengers" without getting a warrant, the AP quoted Handeyside as saying.

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So, the USCBP does not now have the legal authority to compel travelers to assist them in unlocking an electronic device at the border. It also makes clear that, if the traveler does not comply, USCBP may detain the electronic device for further examination.

Finally, if the traveller is not a USA citizen, there are additional tactics the USCBP could utilize to compel the traveller's cooperation. US citizens will always be allowed to enter the USA, but their phones could be held back, generally for no more than five days.

Only information physically stored on the device - such as photographs or phone numbers - would be subject to search, said the official, who the agency would not allow to be quoted by name.

New US customs guidelines limit agents from accessing remote data on electronic devices In response to a almost 60 percent spike in searches of electronic devices, customs agents are now prohibited from accessing information that is not stored on the device itself, such as cloud data. Officers are instructed to ensure the device is in "airplane mode" or a similar offline state to avoid accessing information that is exclusively stored remotely, such as on a cloud-based service. Based on this policy, information privatelystored in the traveller's social media accounts should theoretically fall outside the scope of a USCBP search as well. If information remains accessible after the device has been disconnected from the Internet, this means that a local copy has been saved on the device.

Impact: The new policy does not prevent officers from searching protected information.

Officers may ask travelers to unlock electronic devices.

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