We welcome the government's commitment to review the Official Information Act as part of a wider move to improve open … Keep reading “Official Information Act review requires public participation”
Once again it seems that the banks have been handing over private customer information to the Police. They handed over … Keep reading “Police backdoor access to private data”
The question came up online of whether New Zealand telephone companies store SMS text messages, and whether they then make … Keep reading “Do the telephone companies store SMS texts?”
… Keep reading “Customs, compelled device unlocking, and PR spin”
A new law means Customs will no longer be able to demand that people entering the country
We know that encryption was on the agenda at the recent Five Eyes spy network meeting in Ottawa, with Australia taking … Keep reading “Why we support effective encryption”
Dear Peter Dunne,
We write to you in your capacity as the Minister of Internal Affairs.
I've been Chairperson of the NZ Council for Civil Liberties for two years now and therefore it's time for my … Keep reading “NZ Council for Civil Liberties Chairperson’s Report 2016”
The new Security and Intelligence Bill does a lot.
The huge scope is why we're still working on our analysis … Keep reading “Initial reaction to the New Zealand Security & Intelligence Bill”
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11696675The Government has just announced the introduction of the NZ Intelligence & Security Bill 2016. This is a … Keep reading “Resources: NZ Intelligence & Security Bill”
Round up of civil liberty news for April and May.
Speech given by NZCCL chairperson Thomas Beagle to the Rotary Forum – The Privacy Security Dilemma.
I'm not here … Keep reading “Speech: It’s about power, not privacy”
The New Zealand Privacy Commissioner has launched a new tool, AboutMe, to help people request their personal infomation from … Keep reading “AboutMe is to privacy as FYI is to the OIA”
Round up of civil liberty related news in March 2016.
… Keep reading “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 forefront of
A round up of civil liberty related news articles from December 2015.
Round up of civil liberty news from November 2015.
The Government has now given its answer – "The Government has no current plans to introduce legislation allowing prisoners to … Keep reading “Government ignores High Court, won’t change prisoner voting law”
A round-up of civil liberties related news from October 2015.