Correction to GCSB 2012/13 Annual Report
20, February 2014
Correction to GCSB
2012/13 Annual Report
In the Government Communications
Security Bureau’s Annual Report for the year
June 2013, there are errors on page 22 of the report
relating to the number of warrants and authorisations.
The error is because of record keeping and we reported
the number of operations
rather than the number of
warrants. This means if there was more than one warrant or
authorisation for an operation there has been an under
The GCSB Annual Report reported warrants and
authorisations and actual warrants and authorisations are as
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erratum has been issued, and the Inspector General of
Intelligence and Security has been informed.
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