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NZ To Investigate Illegally Intercepted Data In Dotcom Case 53

Posted by timothy
from the awkward-in-auckland dept.
First time accepted submitter karit writes with this excerpt from Scoop News: "Prime Minister John Key today announced he has requested an inquiry by the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security into the circumstances of unlawful interception of communications of certain individuals by the Government Communications Security Bureau. Mr Key says the Crown has filed a memorandum in the High Court in the Megaupload case advising the Court and affected parties that the GCSB had acted unlawfully while assisting the Police to locate certain individuals subject to arrest warrants issued in the case. The Bureau had acquired communications in some instances without statutory authority."
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NZ To Investigate Illegally Intercepted Data In Dotcom Case

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  • Re:Yay! (Score:5, Insightful)

    by dropadrop (1057046) on Monday September 24, 2012 @03:39AM (#41434111)
    No, but they do need to find find out who the "accident" happened to, and ensure the public knows that nobody is responsible for it.
  • Re:Yay! (Score:3, Insightful)

    by Anonymous Coward on Monday September 24, 2012 @04:04AM (#41434209)

    didn't you notice this crime is described as "unlawful", not "criminal"?

  • by Anonymous Coward on Monday September 24, 2012 @04:27AM (#41434293)

    So the NZ equivalent of NSA/CIA (if you're American) or GCHQ/SOCA (if you're British) helped the US govt nail sombody over a file sharing site?

    We have various loony groups running all around the world killing people, we have organised crime making gazillions out of drugs, racketeering and people trafficking, but hey, lets focus on Kim Dotcom and nail a fucking file sharing site. Big woopy doo, oh, and lets not even do it by the book, lets do all the processes wrong so they look like complete cunts and get found out.

    If I was the bloody Prime Minister I'd go ballistic not just because they helped the US govt out, not just because they did it illegally but because they were fucking morons in how they did it.

    Anyway, it's early in the morning, I haven't had enough (or any) coffee.

  • Re:Yay! (Score:4, Insightful)

    by Mitreya (579078) <(mitreya) (at) (gmail.com)> on Monday September 24, 2012 @05:09AM (#41434433)

    If any of us where in his situation, sans the riches and connections, we would be totally and utterly fucked.

    Absolutely.
    But still, two wrongs may make somewhat of a right here. He was probably illegally arrested and because he has bribed half the government someone might actually look into that.
    That seems like a good outcome, even if it happens for a wrong reason.

  • by L4t3r4lu5 (1216702) on Monday September 24, 2012 @05:28AM (#41434519)
    What are the chances of retoractive immunity for illegal wiretapping, as granted by Bush Jr?

    After all, if it happens in America, it sets precedent elsewhere, right?
  • Scoff all you want (Score:4, Insightful)

    by ThatsNotPudding (1045640) on Monday September 24, 2012 @07:55AM (#41435157)
    It is a well known fact that foxes are very scrupulous and self-critical during any henhouse investigation.

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