Can Boarder Guards Check Your Phone?

 

Did you know that U.S. and Canadian border agents have the right to search travelers’ personal belongings without a warrant…which includes cell phones.

Canadian agents will only search information stored locally on your phone but U.S. Customs and Border Protection can go through apps installed on your phone including social media or even emails/files stored remotely in the cloud.

According to border agents, traveling to other countries is a privilege and not a right

The CBC Article explaining all you need to know:

http://www.cbc.ca/beta/news/technology/border-phone-laptop-search-cbsa-canada-cbp-us-1.4002609

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