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New Zealand can now fine you $3,200 if you don’t hand over your phone password at the border

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  • New Zealand has passed a law giving customs officials new powers to search travelers’ phones.
  • Border agents are allowed to issue fines of up to 5,000 New Zealand dollars ($3,200) to anyone who refuses to hand over the information.
  • Rights groups say the new Customs and Excise Act 2018 is an invasion of privacy.

New Zealand can now fine travelers up to 5,000 New Zealand dollars ($3,200) if they refuse to hand over their phone password at the country’s border.

The nation’s Customs and Excise Act 2018, which came into effect this week, allows customs officials to demand “access information”— like passwords, PINs read more >>>

Source : BusinessInsider.Com





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