by Patrick O'Brien
“We cannot expect people to have respect for law and order until
we teach respect to those we have entrusted to enforce our laws.”
The GCSB’s director wrote back with a neither confirm nor deny response — claiming protection under provisions in our Privacy Act so as not to answer.
Irony! Break the law, then use the law to hide one’s criminal offending.
Well, I’m not having any of it, and so, yesterday, I wrote to the Privacy Commissioner. Here’s my correspondence:
● Privacy Commissioner
A selection of articles and references on the GCSB’s refusal to either
confirm or deny they’ve been illegally spying on New Zealand citizens.