Customs able to demand unlock/passwords at the border
   The Government's new Customs and Excise Bill gives Customs the ability to demand people unlock...
Don't be alarmed - domestic terrorism threat a false alarm
   Consumers of news and social media yesterday may have been shocked to read of an apparent imminent...
Submission: NZ Intelligence & Security Bill 2016
   Text of our submission on the NZ Intelligence & Security Bill to the Foreign Affairs, Defence and...
Private eye: Big data, big questions
   Kate Newtown from RadioNZ writes about just how much data private companies are collecting about us,...
NetSafe: Confronting Online Harm Together
    Confronting Online Harm Together is New Zealand’s first conference focussed on harmful...
NZ Council for Civil Liberties Chairperson's Report 2016
   I've been Chairperson of the NZ Council for Civil Liberties for two years now and therefore it...
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Heavy handed Maritime Crime Amendment Bill turns democratic protesters into terrorists
   We have long warned that the problem with allowing human-rights abridging special powers to cope with...
NZCCL AGM
   The NZ Council for Civil Liberties AGM will be held on 7th September 2016 at 6:00pm at St Andrew'...
Te Papa: Simon Denny & Nicky Hager talk secret power
    What does Secret Power say about our national identity and role in surveillance? What is...
Papanui Library's attempts to hurt the young
   How can it be acceptable for anyone to use a device that deliberately hurts people in order to keep...
Submission: Maritime Crimes Amendment Bill
   Submission in respect of Maritime Crimes Amendment Bill 2016   1.0 Introduction...
Tech & Privacy Forum: Body-worn video camera & public services
   From the Office of the Privacy Commissioner: Our next Technology and Privacy forum is scheduled...
Initial reaction to the New Zealand Security & Intelligence Bill
   The new Security and Intelligence Bill does a lot. It merges four existing laws into one. It...
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Resources: NZ Intelligence & Security Bill
   The Government has just announced the introduction of the NZ Intelligence & Security Bill 2016....
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The 5th Eye film makers respond to Privacy Commissioner
   We at the Council of Civil Liberties enjoy a good blog post as much as the next person, and were...
The Fifth Eye - documentary premiere(s)
   "The long anticipated documentary, THE 5TH EYE, that follows the story of the Waihopai...
Guest post: Strip searches in prisons - force and gender discrimination
   In this second of two articles, guest blogger Mark Hanna analyses recent data revealed on strip...
Guest post: Strip searches in prisons - what is reasonable?
   In this first of two articles, guest blogger Mark Hanna analyses recent data revealed on strip...
Liberty Watch April-May 2016
   Censorship Wicked Campers slogans ruled objectionable by Chief Censor Three slogans on the vans...
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Speech: It's about power, not privacy
   Speech given by NZCCL chairperson Thomas Beagle to the Rotary Forum - The Privacy Security...
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Rotary Forum - The Privacy Security Dilemma
   The Rotary Club of Wellington presents the Rotary Forum: What kind of world exists between...
AboutMe is to privacy as FYI is to the OIA
   The New Zealand Privacy Commissioner has launched a new tool, AboutMe, to help people request their...
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Libertywatch March 2016
   Adoption Calls for urgent reform of New Zealand adoption laws New Zealand's 61-year-old...
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Libertywatch February 2016
   Round up of civil liberty related news from February 2016. Criminal Justice More prison cells...
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The gaping hole at the heart of the Intelligence Review
    The need to maintain both security and the rights and liberties of New Zealanders has been at the...
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Meeting Dates for 2016
   The Committee of the NZ Council for Civil Liberties make its monthly meetings open to anyone who...
Libertywatch January 2016
   Corruption Index New Zealand falls again in Corruption Index New Zealand has fallen to fourth...
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Libertywatch December 2015
   Counter-Terrorism 'Jihadi brides' free to return New Zealand women who have left the...
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Libertywatch November 2015
   Children’s Rights New Zealand adoption laws 'breach human rights' An adoption...
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Government ignores High Court, won't change prisoner voting law
   The Government has now given it's answer - "The Government has no current plans to introduce...
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Libertywatch October 2015
   Armed Forces Iraqi-born woman told she couldn't enlist The New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF...
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Police control of information is anti-democratic and must stop
   The NZ Council for Civil Liberties is deeply concerned about the revelations from Dr Jarrod Gilbert...
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Chairperson's Report 2015
   I was elected as the chairperson of the NZ Council for Civil Liberties at last year’s AGM. At...
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NZ spies deny public relations blitz
   The SIS and GCSB both deny creating a communications plan/media strategy for the 2015 Intelligence...
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Submission: Child Protection [Child Sex Offender Register] Bill
   INTRODUCTION The New Zealand Council for Civil Liberties Inc [NZCCL] welcomes the opportunity to...
Notice of NZCCL 2015 AGM
   The New Zealand Council for Civil Liberties will take place on Wednesday, 11 November, at St Andrew...
Libertywatch September 2015
   Censorship Banning of Children's book An award-winning book for teenagers, Into The River,...
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Publishing legal opinions - the SIS and GCSB respond
   Back in March we wrote a letter to the NZSIS and GCSB with a suggestion about how they could improve...
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Lecture: Greg King Memorial Lecture
   A memorial lecture in honour of barrister Greg King will be delivered in Wellington on 30 September...
Letter: Where's the govt action on prisoners' right to vote?
   We are concerned by the lack of action from the Government in response to Arthur Taylor's...
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