New Zealand PM orders inquiry into wiretapping in Megaupload case
New Zealand Prime Minister John Key has ordered an inquiry into the Government Communications Security Bureau (the country’s equivalent of the FBI) concerning the wiretapping of individuals in the Megaupload case. It is believed that the GCSB acted unlawfully while helping police locate some targets leading up to the raid on Dotcom’s mansion earlier this year.
According to a report from the Prime Minister’s office, the GCSB allegedly acquired communications without prior approval from necessary authorities in some instances.
Key was first informed of the incident by the director of the GCSB on September 17. The Prime Minister has since put Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security Hon Paul Neazor in charge of the investigation. Key’s news release points out that the Inspector-General is an independent officer that has the power to investigate any issue related to government intelligence agencies and their compliance with the law.
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