Privacy: US Customs stores contents of innocent travelers’ phones, computers for 15 years

Privacy: US Customs stores contents of innocent travelers’ phones, computers for 15 years

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  • US Customs preserves data from phones, laptops, and tablets seized from international travelers.
  • The data is held for up to 15 years and can be viewed by thousands of CBP employees.

Source: US Customs stores duplicates of travelers’ phone and laptop contents — including medical records, photos, and calendar appointments — without much oversight, report says

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