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I am a PhD student in the U.S. and I am going to an international meeting in Chengdu, China in June. I would like to bring my laptop to work on things on the plane and at the conference not to mention have internet access. However I don't want my laptop confiscated at the airport for any reasons. Am I being paranoid?

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    It depends how sensitive the data n your laptop is. I wouldn't travel to the US with sensitive data on my laptop for the same reason. about 6 years ago

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    Yes you are being paranoid and just a little bit naive. Ignorant even. about 6 years ago

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    Some hotels rent laptop out so you can work directly off your jump drive. If you need Internet, there are many Internet cafes.

    I don't recommend you putting sensitive stuff on you laptop and then taking it for travel. They should be on a secured cloud for accessing and not physically carried. about 6 years ago

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    Take the attitude that you will be searched before your trip. If you have data that you don't want others to see, then don't take it with you. China is not known for its tolerant attitude towards freedom of information - being a communist country and all - and they have notoriously invasive practices when it comes to censorship of the internet. So expect the worst, and you'll have no problems.

    Thanks,

    Jesse - Travel Safety Hub about 6 years ago

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