ACC National Capital Region

Global Issues Forum: How to Survive the Era of the Digital Border Search – Practical Issues Surrounding Law Enforcement Access to Phones, Laptops and Tablets


LIVE at Valo Park/Tegna, 7950 Jones Branch Drive, McLean, Virginia, OR BY WEBCAST from your desk.


More than at any time in our history, ordinary people constantly carry with them almost every important personal and professional document, message and image in their lives. Simultaneously, law enforcement increasingly has a legitimate interest in searching such items because of the threat posed by terrorist networks and lone wolf actors. The privacy interests of individuals and the investigative desires of law enforcement officials clash dramatically at borders and airports. As many in-house counsel and their colleagues travel extensively, the likelihood that counsel or their business-side clients will be subject to intrusive searches of their technological devices is rising. This panel will discuss the tension between privacy and government access, how technological advances have shaped litigation and policy, what to expect as the battleground shifts, and how to plan for your travels and advise colleagues who travel across borders and airports.



Presented by James M. Trusty, Member, Ifrah Law; Joseph Wheatley, Trial Attorney, Organized Crime and Gang Section, U.S. Department of Justice; and an in-house panelist.


Lunch will be provided on-site beginning at 12:00 noon.  The program/webcast will begin at 12:30 p.m.


Credits: 1.5 hours pending
State: Virginia
Category: General


Ilene Reid
Phone: 301-881-3018


Members: Free for members and invited guests
Non-members: $20

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