Electronic searches at the border - what are your rights?

From Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm, 1:15 pm on 10 October 2018

At the start of this month some new legislation was pushed through with guidelines on how authorities can search your digital devices at the border.

But even when you know it's covered by law, being asked to hand over your phone and laptop is a bit freaky.

So, what should you do if authorities ask to see your electronic devices when you're travelling overseas?

The privacy commissioner John Edwards joins us for a rundown of your rights, obligations, and advice on how to respond.

John Edwards Privacy Commissioner

John Edwards Privacy Commissioner Photo: supplied

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