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

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The summary below was written by the Congressional Research Service, which is a nonpartisan division of the Library of Congress, and was published on Sep 26, 2008.

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.