Case Note 6998 [1997] NZPrivCmr 1 – Travellers object to Customs disclosing HIV positive status

Two people complained that New Zealand Customs disclosed to Western Samoa Customs certain personal information about them. The events occurred after they left New Zealand for a holiday in Western Samoa. The complainants alleged that Western Samoa Customs was informed that one of them was a known drug user and HIV-positive, that the other was identified as travelling with the first complainant, and that their travel plans seemed suspicious.

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