Travelling to Oz? Then Hand Over Your Porn

A new Australian Customs law makes it compulsory for people entering into the country to reveal any pornographic material they have stored on their laptops or mobile phones.

The law has attracted a great deal of criticism from internet freedom groups and the porn industry, both of whom claim that instead of curtailing the smuggling of child pornography, the law will only humiliate innocent travellers visiting the country.

Fiona Patten, the president of the Australian Sex Party, explained: “If you have something you think is slightly explicit - and it might be some photos you have taken with your partner or a funny email you have received from your work colleagues - then you are in big trouble.”

The Australian Customs Service maintains that the law is no different to the existing law requiring travellers to declare if they are in possession of any guns or illegal drugs.

According to Australian Customs the law will help them monitor the illegal porn traffic that has been continually infiltrating the country these past few years.

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