Supplement to 2005 CAUT Travel Advisory

Recent controversies at points of entry to both Canada and the United States have triggered concerns over the exercise of powers by officers of the respective border agencies. US agents are in some cases reportedly demanding access to electronic devices such as laptops, notepads, and cell phones. The attached briefing note, also available on the CAUT website, examines the implications of these enhanced border checks for research confidentiality and the exercise of academic freedom.