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[liberationtech] Travellers' mobile phone data seized by police at border

David Edmondson dme at dme.org
Tue Jul 16 06:52:18 PDT 2013


On Mon, Jul 15, 2013 at 9:45 AM, Eugen Leitl <eugen at leitl.org> wrote:
> (leave your data at home in an encrypted cloud (you cannot
> be asked to decrypt data not in your possession), treat
> seized devices as sacrificable due to potential backdoors
> installed during examination so use cheap disposables when
> travelling and restock from a known good source)

How easy is it to replace a device in a new country?

In the UK I can easily walk into various stores and pay £20 for a
(possibly network locked) phone, no questions asked.

Is it that easy if I land in the US? France? Germany? China?


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