NZ Herald 6 Nov 2013
The second half of the Government’s rejig of spying laws passed its third reading yesterday as the Opposition warned that New Zealand was moving in the opposite direction to the rest of the world by granting spy agencies more powers.
The Telecommunications (Interception Capability and Security) or TICS bill passed into law with 61 votes in favour and 59 opposed.
The Act sets out obligations on telecommunications companies to provide eavesdropping capability to the Government Communications Security Bureau (GCSB) and formalises obligations for those companies to consult with the bureau on matters of network security.
- New Zealand Approves New Electronic Spying Law (matthewaid.com)
- Controversial spying law passes third reading (nzherald.co.nz)
- Dump spy law, IT giants urge MPs (stuff.co.nz)
- Govt rejects Big Four’s bid to avoid NZ spy law (nzherald.co.nz)
- Warning as second part of spy bill passes (nzherald.co.nz)
- New Zealand approves email and phone snooping law (theguardian.com)
- New Zealand passes controversial bill allowing spying on citizens (philosophers-stone.co.uk)
- Another one bites the dust: New Zealand approves email and phone-snooping law (1389blog.com)
- GCSB’s powers extended even further – according to the Greens (petesplace.blogtown.co.nz)
- Will our children be free to stand up to injustice? (amnesty.org.nz)