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The Risk of Border Searches for Lawyers (Perspective) (Bloomberg Law)

Bloomberg Law, August 23, 2017

The Risk of Border Searches for Lawyers (Perspective)

“Meanwhile, lawyers are cautioned to take care when traveling internationally with their clients’ confidential information. An opinion recently issued by the New York City Bar directed lawyers to avoid carrying confidential information across the border except where reasonably necessary and to take particular care with highly sensitive information, as well as to consider technological measures to avoid storing confidential information on electronic devices carried over the border. If customs agents seek to review electronically stored information, the opinion said, lawyers should avail themselves of available procedures to discourage agents from reviewing client confidences.”

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