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S.3612 Travelers' Privacy Protection Act of 2008, 110th Congress

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  • Latest Action: Sep 26, 2008 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.

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    • On September 30, 2008, by dusrus - The Founding Fathers of this country put limits in place to help keep the government from invading, taxing and regulating every aspect of our lives. On my laptop I keep very sensitive personal information. Such as spreadsheets, account numbers, logins and countless other things. I understand that congress needs to find child molestors and criminals. But allowing airport security to assume that everyone is a criminal does not promote the supermand code(Truth, Justice, and The American Way). In this country we are innocent until proven guilty, not assumed guilty until the investigation is complete. For the safety of others on the plane i understand the need to x-ray, but to search through my personal documents with no cause at any airport security agents behest is inefficient and an invasion of my rights.

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      As noted by dusrus, a user on OpenCongress.org, on September 30, 2008, "The Founding Fathers of this country put limits in place to help keep the government from invading, taxing and regulating every aspect of our lives. On my laptop I keep very sensitive personal information. Such as spreadsheets, account numbers, logins and countless other things. I understand that congress needs to find child molestors and criminals. But allowing airport security to assume that everyone is a criminal does not promote the supermand code(Truth, Justice, and The American Way). In this country we are innocent until proven guilty, not assumed guilty until the investigation is complete. For the safety of others on the plane i understand the need to x-ray, but to search through my personal documents with no cause at any airport security agents behest is inefficient and an invasion of my rights."

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    • Arbitrary Seizure of Travelers' Laptops Ending? - November 05, 2008 by Internet News - Senate bill S. 3612, The Travelers' Privacy Protection Act of 2008 was introduced September 26 by Senator Russ Feingold (D-Wis.) and co-sponsored by Senators Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.), Daniel Akaka (D-Hii.) and Ron Wyden (D-Ore. ...

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      As noted by Internet News on November 05, 2008, "Senate bill S. 3612, The Travelers' Privacy Protection Act of 2008 was introduced September 26 by Senator Russ Feingold (D-Wis.) and co-sponsored by Senators Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.), Daniel Akaka (D-Hii.) and Ron Wyden (D-Ore. ..." (http://www.esecurityplanet.com/trends/article.php/3776036/Arbitrary-Seizure-of-Travelers-Laptops-Ending.htm)
    • Travel Referendums: Keeping Your Laptop and Data Secure || Jaunted - October 19, 2008 by Jaunted - The Pop Culture Travel Guide - Both were designed to restrict the search of digital devices at the border, though both are in committee, with no further meetings of the House scheduled for this session. Related Stories: · Senate Bill S.3612 [Library of Congress] ...

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      As noted by Jaunted - The Pop Culture Travel Guide on October 19, 2008, "Both were designed to restrict the search of digital devices at the border, though both are in committee, with no further meetings of the House scheduled for this session. Related Stories: · Senate Bill S.3612 [Library of Congress] ..." (http://www.jaunted.com/story/2008/10/20/161551/79/travel/Travel+Referendums:+Keeping+Your+Laptop+and+Data+Secure)
    • What Don’t We Know? - October 17, 2008 by Texas to Oregon - That scenario has actually been happening right here in the United States of America and it’s the reason Senator Russ Feingold (D-WI) has authored S. 3612, the Travelers’ Privacy Protection Act of 2008, which would ensure that American ...

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      As noted by Texas to Oregon on October 17, 2008, "That scenario has actually been happening right here in the United States of America and it’s the reason Senator Russ Feingold (D-WI) has authored S. 3612, the Travelers’ Privacy Protection Act of 2008, which would ensure that American ..." (http://texastooregon.wordpress.com/2008/10/18/what-dont-we-know/)

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