Who do we believe on the subject of mass surveillance?
Press Release: Inspector General of Intelligence and Security
The following is attributable to Cheryl Gwyn, Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security:
“As part of my role as Inspector-General, I review whether the GCSB complies with the restrictions upon interception of New Zealanders’ communications and with the requirement to intercept communications only for authorised purposes. That review is ongoing.
I am only able to comment on specific GCSB activities through my annual and inquiry reports. However, I can advise that I have not identified any indiscriminate interception of New Zealanders’ data in my work to date. I will continue to monitor these issues.”
Ms Gwyn will not be conducting interviews on this issue.
Countering her is a bunch of foreigners, trying to interfere in our election for their own political ends.
I trust her and I trust not just this government but successive governments to balance the freedom of New Zealanders with security for New Zealand and New Zealanders.