S. 3612 (110th): Travelers’ Privacy Protection Act of 2008

Sep 26, 2008 (110th Congress, 2007–2009)
Died (Referred to Committee)
Russell Feingold
Senator from Wisconsin
Read Text »
Last Updated
Sep 26, 2008
29 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 7118 (identical)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Sep 26, 2008


This bill was introduced on September 26, 2008, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced Sep 26, 2008
Referred to Committee Sep 26, 2008
Full Title

A bill to protect citizens and legal residents of the United States from unreasonable searches and seizures of electronic equipment at the border, and for other purposes.


No summaries available.

3 cosponsors (3D) (show)

Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs

The committee chair determines whether a bill will move past the committee stage.

Primary Source

THOMAS.gov (The Library of Congress)

GovTrack gets most information from THOMAS, which is updated generally one day after events occur. Activity since the last update may not be reflected here. Data comes via the congress project.


Get a bill status widget for your website »


Click a format for a citation suggestion:


S. stands for Senate bill.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the president to become law.

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.

GovTrack’s Bill Summary

We don’t have a summary available yet.

Library of Congress Summary

The summary below was written by the Congressional Research Service, which is a nonpartisan division of the Library of Congress.

Travelers' Privacy Protection Act of 2008 - Sets forth standards and procedures for Department of Homeland Security (DHS) border searches or seizures of electronic equipment transported by a U.S. resident.
Prohibits a DHS official from considering race, ethnicity, national origin, or religion in selecting U.S. residents for such searches except as provided for by this Act.
Sets forth limitations on the access to such equipment or the disclosure of related information.
Authorizes claims to be made for damaged equipment.
Sets forth remedy and enforcement provisions.

House Republican Conference Summary

The summary below was written by the House Republican Conference, which is the caucus of Republicans in the House of Representatives.

No summary available.

House Democratic Caucus Summary

The House Democratic Caucus does not provide summaries of bills.

So, yes, we display the House Republican Conference’s summaries when available even if we do not have a Democratic summary available. That’s because we feel it is better to give you as much information as possible, even if we cannot provide every viewpoint.

We’ll be looking for a source of summaries from the other side in the meanwhile.

Use the comment space below for discussion of the merits of S. 3612 (110th) with other GovTrack users.
Your comments are not read by Congressional staff.

comments powered by Disqus