I’ll never bring my phone on an international flight again. Neither should you.
Quincy Larson
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This article in the Verge says “travelers are not legally required to unlock their devices, although agents can detain them for significant periods of time if they do not”

“In each incident that I’ve seen, the subjects have been shown a Blue Paper that says CBP has legal authority to search phones at the border, which gives them the impression that they’re obligated to unlock the phone, which isn’t true,” Hassan Shibly, chief executive director of CAIR Florida, told The Verge. “They’re not obligated to unlock the phone.” (“A US-born NASA scientist was detained at the border until he unlocked his phone”, The Verge, Feb 12).

In Canada, another article says someone was arrested for refusing, but it’s the first time it’s being litigated, so I wonder if they’ll side with border agency.

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