No electronic device is safe (except BB). There are software that dump entire content of your phone, HD, your browse history, your Amazon review. In other words, you are fully exposed.
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Feb 20th, 2017 10:25 am
Apr 15th, 2017 12:27 am
Yeah, I don't think the original authors of the Act ever foresaw or intended it be used to get access to the kind of information the CBSA is gathering now. And it sets up the situation that if the police can't search you legally because they lack cause then they can contact CBSA and have them do it next time you cross. Given that and just the scope of info they can get from a person the potential for abuse is huge.barny0055 wrote: ↑Feb 18th, 2017 10:38 pmThe CBSA uses the Customs Act to justify searching digital devices such as phones, laptops and phones. The act states that all goods are subject to search. When this act was conceived goods were luggage and bags that contained minimal amounts of personal information.
Fast forward to now when we carry volumes of personal information the question of privacy becomes more prevalent. Unlike luggage keys which customs has copies of personal devices are locked with complex codes. The truth is in many cases if they cannot convince you to open them access can be quite difficult.
The CBSA uses their interpretation of the act to justify the intrusion of privacy. The facts have never been challenged to the Supreme Court. Until someone says stop and challenges this the there will be this double standard and the CBSA will continue to do what they want.
Police on the other hand are required to provide cause to allow such personal search. Out west the police went to court to require an accused sex abuser to open their phone when it came to light the only proof was contained on the phone. There is no law requiring you to provide that access.
Apr 15th, 2017 1:25 pm
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Apr 16th, 2017 12:47 am
Apr 16th, 2017 1:40 am
This is what everyone should be doing. I am doing the same now.
Apr 21st, 2017 12:23 am
Apr 21st, 2017 8:14 am
Apr 21st, 2017 9:47 am
Not really. Or at least not very practical.
Apr 29th, 2017 3:03 pm
Most of those old phones need a bigger size sim card than the tiny one used in modern smartphones. Requires a sim card adapter and techno-fiddling. A hassle that very few people will be willing to take on.
Apr 29th, 2017 7:42 pm
Apr 30th, 2017 2:15 am
Possibly, but it doesn't really matter, is it? They can look at your phone, but they certainly can't question you about your contact details.