ABF CBF DYJ

This not good. Not happy ’bout this.

This is lazy, blunt-edged policing. To not be required to justify a seize and search of someone’s entire set of personal and professional records is overreach by definition. ABF should be embarrassed to have to resort to this.

Border Force defends temporary phone seizures at checkpoints – Security – iTnews

UPDATE: Confirmed that ABF knows full well it’s not a legal requirement, but they intend maximising inconvenience to get the same outcome anyway.

https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2022/apr/08/australian-border-force-searched-822-phones-in-2021-despite-having-no-power-to-demand-passcodes?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other