Rights Groups Slam New Zealand Border Rules

Rights Groups Slam New Zealand Border Rules

The New Zealand Council for Civil Liberties (CCL) recently criticized New Zealand’s new law which can fine travelers up to $3200 for refusing border officials access to their phones.

The rights group called the Customs and Excise Act 2018 a “grave invasion of personal privacy of both the person who owns the device and the people they have communicated with.”

Privacy Foundation New Zealand also expressed their concern to the government during the consultation process about the retention of passwords by border officials and the safeguards on searches of devices.

 

Source: CNN

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