Migrated from eDJGroupInc.com. Author: Greg Buckles. Published: 2017-02-12 19:00:00Format, images and links may no longer function correctly. 

Keeping this non-political, the fight over Trump’s travel ban has kicked over a privacy rock, including new customs demands for social media credentials for inbound travelers. If you work in eDiscovery, you probably have confidential client information on your phone and laptop. You have an obligation to protect that ESI. Time to update or create an overseas travel policy to identify and protect critical or sensitive communications, especially if you are traveling to or from Muslim countries. This Wired article has some basic guidelines or approaches, but bottom line is to move key communications to the cloud prior to border crossings. I still think that the risk of exposure for any business traveler who does not fit CBP’s racial/religious profile is minimal. But you can only assess risk and potential consequences if you are aware of Custom’s rights to seize/access your devices and educate your employees. Remember that most employees take their devices on vacation.


Stay skeptical my friends!

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