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Submissions to the GCSB Security Committee Meeting - Video

Submissions to the GCSB Security Committee Meeting - Video

4 July 2013

In addition to Kim Dotcom the Intelligence and Security Committee heard other submissions on the GCSB Amendment Bill in Wellington yesterday.

Analysis: Gordon Campbell On Kim Dotcom’s Latest Contribution To Our Security Laws

While Kim Dotcom’s appearance was the highlight of yesterday’s hearings by the Intelligence and Security Committee, his commentary on the GCSB Bill was in sync with the flaws in the draft Bill identified earlier in the afternoon by other submitters, such as Tech Liberty whose submission is here and Internet NZ, whose submission is here. Yesterday’s Law Society presentation by Rodney Harrison has been the other crucial contribution to the proceedings and is available here. More>>

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Keith Locke – Former Green Party MP

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Vikram Kumar – CEO of Mega Ltd

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Mr Kumar's submission: http://internetganesha.files.wordpress.com/2013/06/submission-gcsb-bill.pdf

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Michael Koziarski – Software Consultant

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Thomas Beagle – Tech Liberty

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Tech Liberty: GCSB Bill – Oral Submission

Firstly, as a civil liberties group we are concerned that this bill significantly expands the powers of the GCSB. There has been a lot of spin one way or another on this issue, but we see:

1. The GCSB’s new purpose of protecting NZ’s cybersecurity being used as an excuse to give them broad oversight and control of the country’s telecommunications networks.
2. New permission to use their equipment and people to assist the SIS, Police and, oddly, the Defence Force.
3. The ability to spy on New Zealanders for a number of reasons including both of those purposes just mentioned.
4. Incredibly wide-ranging warrants and access authorisations that can be granted over classes of people and systems with little meaningful oversight.
We believe that these powers combine with what is left unsaid in the bill to prove a real threat to the security and well-being of New Zealanders. In particular we fear that this bill will allow significant mass surveillance. More>>

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Jordan Carter and Susan Chalmers from Internet NZ

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InternetNZ written submission

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Kate Dewes and Rob Green – Nuclear Disarmerment and Peace Activists

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Father Gerard Burns

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Simon Terry

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ENDS

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