Border Alert!


CBP Directive No, 3340-049A: Border Searches of Electronic Devices, January 4, 2018

American Bar Association Secures New Protections for Lawyer Laptops, Cell Phones, and Other Electronic Devices at the U.S. Border, May 2018

Electronic Device Advisory for Mid-Year Meeting Attendees, January 10, 2018

Resolution 107A, Midyear meeting, American Bar Association, 2019

Resolution 107A, Midyear meeting, ABA Journal, 2019


Examination of Digital Devices and Media at the Port of Entry: Guidelines, Canada Border Services Agency, Operational Bulletin, PRG-2015-31, found in “Protecting Canadians’ Privacy at the U.S. Border, Report of the Senate Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics”, Appendix A, December 2017

Letter from the Minister of Public Safety, Ralph Goodale, to the President of the Law Society of British Columbia, Herman Van Ommen, Q.C., dated June 28, 2017

Your privacy at airports and borders, Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada, December 2018

Crossing the Border with Electronic Devices: What Canadian Legal Professionals Should Know, Federation of Law Societies of Canada, December 14, 2018

Electronic Devices Privacy Handbook: A Guide to Your Rights at the Border, British Columbia Civil Liberties Association, August 1, 2018, for the public with a section for lawyers

Canadian Bar Association

Privacy of Canadians at Airports and Borders, Submission to House of Commons Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics, Canadian Bar Association, September 28, 2107.

CBA Resolution 13-06-A, Solicitor-Client Privilege Claims at the Canadian Border

Waiving Solicitor-Client Privilege: Tips and Traps, Canadian Bar Association, Professional Development webinar, September 8, 2015