ABSTRACT

CBP Directive 3340-049: Border Search of Electronic Devices Containing Information   [open pdf - 5MB]

Alternate Title: Customs and Border Protection Directive 3340-049: Border Search of Electronic Devices Containing Information

"To provide guidance and standard operating procedures for searching, reviewing, retaining, and sharing information contained in computers, disks, drives, tapes, mobile phones and other communication devices, cameras, music and other media players, and any other electronic or digital devices, encountered by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) at the border, both inbound and outbound, to ensure compliance with customs, immigration, and other laws that CBP is authorized to enforce. These searches are part of CBP's long-standing practice and are essential to enforcing the law at the U.S. border. Searches of electronic devices help detect evidence relating to terrorism and other national security matters, human and bulk cash smuggling, contraband, and child pornography. They can also reveal information about financial and commercial crimes, such as those relating to copyright, trademark and export control violations. Finally, searches at the border are often integral to a determination of admissibility under the immigration laws."

Report Number:
CBP Directive 3340-049
Publisher:
Date:
2009-08-20
Copyright:
Public Domain
Retrieved From:
Department of Homeland Security: http://www.dhs.gov/
Format:
pdf
Media Type:
application/pdf
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