Keeping Secrets from the State

Via TravelTech Talk, the Electronic Frontier Foundation has tips on securing your data from the prying eyes of U.S. Customs when crossing the border into the US.

In short, unless you’re aware of a pending lawsuit or criminal investigation, you have no obligation to preserve data. And it’s perfectly fine to erase or encrypt it. They’ve got some links to help you, since the US government now claims the right to search your data based solely on your entering the country.

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Gary Leff is one of the foremost experts in the field of miles, points, and frequent business travel - a topic he has covered since 2002. Co-founder of frequent flyer community Milepoint.com, emcee of the Freddie Awards, and named one of the "World's Top Travel Experts" by Conde' Nast Traveler (2010-Present) Gary has been a guest on most major news media, profiled in several top print publications, and published broadly on the topic of consumer loyalty. More About Gary »

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