NZ spooks acted unlawfully in Megaupload wiretap

New Zealand authorities have informed the nation’s High Court that individuals at the Government Communications Security Bureau (GCSB) acted unlawfully while assisting the Police to locate certain individuals subject to arrest warrantsin the case of Kim Dotcom’s Megaupload service.

New Zealand Prime Minister John Key issued a statement saying, in part, that “The Bureau had acquired communications in some instances without statutory authority.” That information is said to have led to the arrests of some involved in the case.

Key has also announced an inquiry into the GCSB’s role. The statement says the inquiry will be conducted by New Zealand’s Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security, Paul Neazor, whose role is spelled out here — via redwolf.newsvine.com

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