Elektronische Gadgets "putzen" vor US-Einreise

This article is from 2008 and has been archived. It's old and probably outdated.

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The Association of Corporate Travel Executives ([ACTE]{.caps}) has issued a warning to its members worldwide "" and to all business travellers "" to limit proprietary information on laptop computers when crossing U.S. borders, and to eliminate any personal data, including photographs, finances and email that you do not want examined by Border Protection authorities. The warning follows a decision by a federal appeals court on 21 April 2008 giving customs officials the unfettered authority to examine, copy, and seize travellers"™ laptops "" without reasonable suspicion. […] – [ACTE]{.caps} Pressemitteilung

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ACTE’s advice to business travellers states:

  1. That you should not carry any confidential, personal information that you do not want examined by third parties on your computer or other electronic devices. This includes financial data, photographs, and email stored on computers, wireless phones, Blackberries, or iPod-type devices.
  2. That you should limit the amount of proprietary business information you carry on your computer, and that it be transmitted before crossing the border so you have access to it in the event your unit is seized.
  3. If your laptop also serves as your major home computer, get another one for travel purposes.
  4. The Association of Corporate Travel Executives is not advising travellers to hide data from U.S. border authorities, but to take steps to minimize the impact of its loss, or the inability to access it, in the event it is seized.
Jan Beilicke

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Jan Beilicke is a long-time IT professional and full-time nerd. Open source enthusiast, advocating security and privacy. Sees the cloud as other people's computers. Find him on Mastodon.