May 172011
 May 17, 2011  Posted by  Laws, Non-U.S., Online, Surveillance

A bill that gives the Security Intelligence Service (SIS) stronger surveillance powers has been reported back to Parliament with only minor amendments.

The bill was introduced in December last year and earlier this year the Intelligence and Security Committee heard submissions on it in secret, against the wishes of the Labour Party and the Greens.

The Security Intelligence Service Amendment Bill gives the SIS explicit authority to use modern technology for surveillance, such as electronic tracking devices.

It also extends the range of information the SIS can intercept by warrant to include email addresses, phone numbers, user account identifiers and Internet protocol addresses and storage accounts.

Read more of this New Zealand Press Association story on Scoop.

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