New Zealand Instituting "Digital Customs" Searches

The islands consituting New Zealand are set to be subjected to a "Customs and Excise Act 2018" by the criminal organization claiming to govern them (archived). Under the new measure travelers entering New Zealand can be selected by customs agents and then compelled to reveal the data stored on their electronic devices or face fines, device seizure, and forensic searches of their devices. Terry Brown, Customs propaganda agent offers:

It is a file-by-file [search] on your phone. We're not going into 'the cloud'. We'll examine your phone while it's on flight mode

Brown's propaganda focus on relatively low value phones is curious, as is his assertion that somehow the data important enough to be kept out of the cloud ought to be less priviledged than data already offered to third parties for inspection. It can only be assumed that these customs officials want to collect more pornography, specifically child porn produced by teens with smartphones for their own use, as law enforcement officials and bureaucrats are the only known demographic interested in consuming child porn.

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