Jun 072010
 
 June 7, 2010  Featured News, Non-U.S., Surveillance

Chris Anderson reports:

By now you probably already know that if you head to Australia, customs officers can search electronics devices for porn upon entry. A question has appeared on Incoming Passenger Cards asking people if they are carrying pornography. If a passenger ticks “Why yes, yes I am carrying porn officer!” then that passenger’s computer is searched. If a passenger ticks “No!” and porn is subsequently found on the electronic device, then that person has broken the law.

Needless to say such access to people’s files has raised privacy alarms. Fiona Patten, president of the Australian Sex Party, was quoted as saying by the Sydney Morning Herald, “If you and your partner have filmed or photographed yourselves making love in an exotic destination or even taking a bath, you will have to answer ‘Yes’ to the question or you will be breaking the law.”

Read more on CNN.

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