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S.3612 - Travelers' Privacy Protection Act of 2008

A bill to protect citizens and legal residents of the United States from unreasonable searches and seizures of electronic equipment at the border, and for other purposes. view all titles (2)

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  • Official: A bill to protect citizens and legal residents of the United States from unreasonable searches and seizures of electronic equipment at the border, and for other purposes. as introduced.
  • Short: Travelers' Privacy Protection Act of 2008 as introduced.

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Official Summary

Travelers' Privacy Protection Act of 2008 - Sets forth standards and procedures for Department of Homeland Security (DHS) border searches or seizures of electronic equipment transported by a U.S. resident. Prohibits a DHS official from considering race, ethnicity, national origin, or r

Official Summary

Travelers' Privacy Protection Act of 2008 - Sets forth standards and procedures for Department of Homeland Security (DHS) border searches or seizures of electronic equipment transported by a U.S. resident. Prohibits a DHS official from considering race, ethnicity, national origin, or religion in selecting U.S. residents for such searches except as provided for by this Act. Sets forth limitations on the access to such equipment or the disclosure of related information. Authorizes claims to be made for damaged equipment. Sets forth remedy and enforcement provisions.

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