15 Dec 2017

Govt disappointed at unlawful SIS actions over 20 years

From Morning Report, 6:12 am on 15 December 2017

The Minister responsible for the country's spy agencies, Andrew Little, says he's incredibly disappointed the Security Intelligence Service has been breaking the law for the past 20 years. The Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security has revealed the SIS unlawfully accessed Customs data between 1997 and 2016. Cheryl Gwyn says the SIS accessed a Customs computer terminal which contained information on passenger movements in and out of New Zealand, including information relating to many New Zealanders.