Cross Border Travel With Devices

Border crossing with phones, laptops, and other devices. The basics are summarized below:

Lawyers’ Insurance Association of Nova Scotia, “Priviledge at the Borders: Travelling With a Client” (September 2019). LIANSWERS, issue 59, page 10.

Lawyers’ Insurance Association of Nova Scotia, “Crossing the Line: Privileged Information at Foreign Borders”, (January 2018). LIANSWERS, issue 49, page 12.

Prepared by the Policy Counsel Counterpart Group, “Crossing the Border with Electronic Devices: What Canadian Legal Professionals Should Know” (December 2018). Federation of Law Societies of Canada.

Note, keeping confidential information on a larger server or storage space, like the Cloud (preferably Canadian-facing), instead of storing it on a device’s hard drive is a tactic that has worked for lawyers crossing into the US, and might continue to work.