EFF is pleased to announce that our client, Chris Roberts, is now in the possession of all of his digital devices that had been held by the FBI since April 2015.
Earlier this year, Mr. Roberts was detained for tweeting about airplane network security. When he landed in Syracuse, the FBI escorted him off the plane, questioned him for several hours, and seized all of his computer equipment.
We are relieved that, as of this week, the FBI has returned all of that equipment. Like many others in the security community, Roberts’ interest has always been to identify vulnerabilities in networks so that they can be fixed, making us all safer. We would like to thank our co-counsel at Keker & Van Nest LLP for their pro bono assistance on this matter.