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New Legislation Would Allow Spying, Prof. Says

SURVEILLANCE—NEW ZEALAND

April 25, 2013

The New Zealand Herald reports on comments made by Otago University Prof. Hank Wolfe raising concerns that new legislation governing the secret service will allow the Government Communications Security Bureau (GCSB) to spy on citizens. The legislation “will inhibit free thought and association,” Wolf said, “This has been demonstrated historically time and again.” Prime Minister John Key’s office released a paper saying “the basic premise that the GCSB not spy on New Zealanders would only apply to its ‘foreign intelligence activities.’”
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