ANZ Dashboard Digest

Whitepaper, Experts Offer Spying Insights, Opinions

SURVEILLANCE—AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND

July 3, 2013

Lawyers Weekly reports on a new whitepaper by Baker & McKenzie’s Adrian Lawrence and the University of New South Wales Cyberspace Law and Policy Centre’s David Vaile exploring issues around data sovereignty and the cloud in the wake of U.S. National Security Agency reports. “We’re not suggesting we’re going from blissful ignorance to blind panic about data jurisdiction in one jump,” said Vaile. Their whitepaper suggests, “U.S. authorities will not apply particular self-restraint in scenarios involving foreign jurisdictions and U.S. interests” and includes ways Australian data can be accessed if hosted in the U.S. rather than Australia. Meanwhile, Kim Dotcom, speaking at a New Zealand Institute of IT Professionals event, said, "If the truth would come out and you would all know what they are already doing today on a massive scale against New Zealand citizens, you would be devastated.” In a feature for The New Zealand Herald, Paul G. Buchanan writes that when it comes to the GCSB bill, "An inquiry into the NZ intelligence community is needed before new legislation.”
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