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Shroff Pleased with Revised Surveillance Bill

PRIVACY LAW—NEW ZEALAND

October 1, 2010

In her latest submission to Parliament's Justice and Electoral Select Committee on the Search and Surveillance Bill of 2009, Privacy Commissioner Marie Shroff last week said she's satisfied with revisions to the bill. Shroff said she was encouraged by the fact that concerns raised during hearings on the bill in 2009 were taken seriously and addressed in most cases. Shroff's concerns about the original bill surrounded the state's powers to search people and their property and the use of surveillance technologies. Shroff said the revised bill makes "the balance between privacy and law enforcement interests more acceptable," and said she has no further issues to raise.
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