Canada’s border agency to start tracking the number of cellphone searches

The Canada Border Services Agency will begin tracking the number of cellphones its officers search at the border, and will provide Canadians their first glimpse into the frequency of those searches after six months.

“Right now we’re not tracking separately how many cellphone searches we have done,” said Martin Bolduc, vice-president of the agency’s programs branch, in a meeting before the House of Commons standing committee on access to information, privacy and ethics on Wednesday.

But a few weeks ago, he told his team to start.

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