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Shroff Tells Citizens To Ask for GCSB Files

SURVEILLANCE—NEW ZEALAND

April 18, 2013

Privacy Commissioner Marie Shroff is recommending those who suspect they may be amongst the 88 people monitored by the Government Communications Security Bureau (GCSB) to ask for their information from the agency. Stuff.co.nz reports that Shroff’s suggestion is the result of a report that the GCSB may have illegally monitored citizens at the request of the police and Security Intelligence Service. "If they (citizens) don't receive the information they've asked for, as they're entitled to under the Privacy Act, then they can complain to me and I can consider…the reasons that those files may have been withheld," Shroff said.
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