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The IGIS Reference Group: a toe inside the tent

As you may have heard, the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security has established a Reference Group and New Zealand Council for Civil Liberties chairperson Thomas Beagle is one of its eleven members.

I'd like to explain why we supported Thomas joining the Reference Group, and summarise the discussion and considerations of the Council's executive committee in coming to that decision.

Government's "crime crystal ball" opaque on fairness

In Friday's New Zealand Herald we learn that the goverment has built a "crime crystal ball". The insights it yields by analysing data about victims of crime and criminals is being used to guide policy, on the assumption that it will show where money can be invested for the best results.

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