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Viewing entries tagged with 'IGIS'

Gosh! Spying! SR
1 November 2016

spying cat

Your thoughts about our country’s security and intelligence agencies might fall into one of at least four broad categories. We’ve listed them as:

Waihopai - my part in its downfall John Edwards
1 August 2016

5th eye

We at the Office of the Privacy Commissioner enjoy a good film as much as the next person, and relish the opportunity the NZIFF presents to see some of the best cinematic endeavours in the world on our screens.

GCSB director on surveillance, oversight and CORTEX Charles Mabbett
2 October 2015

Vincents 2

The GCSB does not undertake mass surveillance of New Zealanders. It was a message that the acting head of New Zealand’s foreign intelligence agency, Una Jagose, reiterated in Wellington this week, as well revealing details about the Bureau’s cyber-security work.

Surveillance, spies and secrecy John Edwards
7 September 2015

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2015 has been a busy year for the intersection of privacy, security and intelligence.

American takeaways John Edwards
10 March 2015

white house edit

This is not a post about hot-dogs, pretzels, fries or pizza. What we call “takeaways”, Americans refer to as “take-out”, or simply as “fast food”. That’s why there’s no confusion in the US when the handbook for the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) Global Privacy Summit explains what a participant can expect to “take away” from each session.

Privacy Commissioner's role in oversight of GCSB John Edwards
17 September 2014

microscope edit

The current controversy about the activities of the Government Security Communications Bureau (GCSB) is inescapably about privacy. As such I, like my colleague the Inspector-General of Security and Intelligence, want to outline my role.