IGIS: No Indiscriminate Interception of NZers’ Data Found
The following is attributable to Cheryl Gwyn,
Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security:
of my role as Inspector-General, I review whether the GCSB
complies with the restrictions upon interception of New
Zealanders’ communications and with the requirement to
intercept communications only for authorised purposes. That
review is ongoing.
I am only able to comment on specific
GCSB activities through my annual and inquiry reports.
However, I can advise that I have not identified any
indiscriminate interception of New Zealanders’ data in my
work to date. I will continue to monitor these
Ms Gwyn will not be conducting interviews
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