Reporter’s Detention Fuels Debate Over Cellphone Searches

"Geoffrey King, technology program coordinator at the Committee to Protect Journalists, said such policies could jeopardize the safety and careers of reporters and their sources, and set a bad example for more repressive states to use the policy as a cover to crack down on press freedoms.

“The practice of suspicionless searches of electronics is something that has serious implications for press freedom not only in the U.S. but around the world,” said Mr. King."