Tuesday, July 3, 2018

How the GCSB collects information about Kiwis through spying on the Pacific - and why it's legal

The electronic spy agency GCSB carried out "full take" collection of "all communications data of certain types" from the South Pacific, an inquiry has found.

But the inquiry by the Inspector General of Intelligence and Security Cheryl Gwyn has ruled that the way in which the Government Communications Security Bureau acted was inside the law.

In doing so, her report provides an unprecedented level of detail about how New Zealand carries out electronic intelligence gathering in the South Pacific.


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