Friday, July 18, 2008

A Message From

Customs and Border Patrol at the Department of Homeland Security was just given the green light to search and seize laptops at the border, without probable cause, by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. They can deny entry to anyone who refuses to give up their laptops and password. This is an affront to our progressive values of privacy and protection from unwarranted search and seizure.

Join us in demanding that Customs and Border Protection conduct and publish a Privacy Impact Assessment on this policy. People have a right to privacy.

If the government is to limit our privacy, it has the responsibility to understand the impact of its actions, share that information with us, and implement needed safeguards.

Write to Customs and Border Protection and demand that they conduct and publish a Privacy Impact Assessment. Call on them to implement meaningful safeguards for our privacy.

Take Action Now!

Alan and the CAPAF/I Am Progress Advocacy Team

The Center for American Progress Action Fund is the sister advocacy organization of the Center for American Progress. The Action Fund transforms progressive ideas into policy through rapid response communications, legislative action, grassroots organizing and advocacy, and partnerships with other progressive leaders throughout the country and the world. The Action Fund is also the home of the Progress Report and Think Progress, the blog that pushes back daily.


Please help the campaign to implement safeguards against unnecessary privacy limits by visiting <a href=""></a>.

If we work together, we can have a safe border and preserve our privacy rights.

Pamela Lyn

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