Radio New Zealand on 1st October reported that travellers who refuse to hand over their phone or laptop passwords to Customs officials can now be slapped with a $5,000 fine.  It says that the new Customs and Excise Act 2018 sets guidelines around how Customs can carry out “digital strip-searches”.  Previously, Customs could stop anyone at the border and demand to see their electronic devices.  However, the law did not specify that people had to also provide a password.

Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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