No mass surveillance – IGIS

September 17, 2014

Who do we believe on the subject of mass surveillance?

We have the word of the Inspector-General for Security and Intelligence, Cheryl Gwyn:

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.

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