Commissioner Reviewing Activist’s Complaint
SURVEILLANCE—NEW ZEALANDMay 16, 2013
The Office of the Privacy Commissioner is investigating a complaint about the refusal of the Government Communications Security Bureau (GCSB) “to tell an activist whether she had been under illegal surveillance,” Radio New Zealand reports. Political activist Valerie Morse, who is considering legal action, has asked the GCSB whether she had been monitored but was told that the GCSB “would not confirm or deny anything,” the report states. While it is not legal for the bureau to spy on New Zealanders at this time, Parliament is considering legislation that could change that.