When you arrive at or leave from a U.S. airport, Customs officials can search and seize your laptop and any electronic media you have - and they can hold those items indefinitely. The Association of Corporate Travel Executives (ACTE) is warning of this risk, which applies to citizens of any country. ACTE advises companies to consider limiting the amount of proprietary data carried by travelers, though it acknowledges that only one percent of its more-than 2,500 members knows of someone whose laptop has been confiscated.
Some may not recall airports before 9-11, and even those who do may not be familiar with how we got from there to where we are now. Billie Vincent explains how in Bombers, Hijackers, Body Scanners, and Jihadists and makes some informed projections regarding where we might be headed in the future