Tougher screening laws at airports in Australia mean you can be required to unlock electronic devices for inspection or face heavy fines and up to 10 years behind bars. Nathan Hague, a British-Australian IT developer, had his devices taken out of sight and his laptop’s password cracked at Sydney airport. He reckons his files may have been copied and software installed on his equipment.
Australians who won’t unlock their phones could face 10 years in jail
The Assistance and Access Bill 2018
CUSTOMS ACT 1901 – SECT 186
Baggage Examination And Questioning
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