Police backdoor access to private data
   Once again it seems that the banks have been handing over private customer information to the Police...
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Do the telephone companies store SMS texts?
   The question came up online of whether New Zealand telephone companies store SMS text messages, and...
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Customs, compelled device unlocking, and PR spin
   Stuff reports: A new law means Customs will no longer be able to demand that people entering the...
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Why we support effective encryption
   We know that encryption was on the agenda at the recent Five Eyes spy network meeting in Ottawa...
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Restricting protests, not freedom of access
   Who could oppose a Freedom of Access Bill? Don't we all want free access? However, it seems that...
Tim Groser approved GCSB spying that would benefit him personally
   The Inspector-General of Intelligence & Security, Cheryl Gwyn, released her report of the inquiry...
Four developments of note
   Four recent developments we think are worth noting. Harmful Digital Communications Act bar for...
Letter to Peter Dunne re the failure of oversight of the DIA's internet filter by the IRG
   Dear Peter Dunne, We write to you in your capacity as the Minister of Internal Affairs. The...
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Syrian-born NZ citizens forced by NZ Customs to give device & social media passwords
   Andrea Vance at 1News reports that Syrian-born Kiwis are being held up when re-entering New...
Government's "crime crystal ball" opaque on fairness
   Posted on behalf of a concerned contributor. In Friday's New Zealand Herald we learn that...
Police tasering of man in cell "excessive and unjustified"
   A South Auckland Police sergeant's Tasering of an Auckland man in his cell was "contrary to...
Privacy Commissioner to examine MSD demands for social service users' information
   The Privacy Commissioner has announced an investigation into the Ministry of Social Development's...
Corrections subjects at-risk prisoners to "cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment"
   The Department of Corrections has broken anti-torture laws in its treatment of prisoners at risk of...
Meeting Dates for 2017
   The Committee of the NZ Council for Civil Liberties make its monthly meetings open to anyone who...
Corrections finally release Crimes of Torture Act report
   From the NZ Herald: New Zealand prisoners have been subjected to degrading treatment, including...
Policing by force
   Four police officers were found not guilty of assaulting a man in Napier. The police officers...
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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