GCSB and Waihopi Domebusters trialPosted: December 12, 2013
05 December, 2013
The Editor, The Dominion Post
The Government Communications Security Bureau (GCSB) has been let off the hook with the decision by the Court of Appeals not let the civil damages case of the Waihopai Domebusters go to further trial. The GCSB is a secretive organization which needs to be more transparent with more public scrutiny. At a trial they would have been required to reveal more.
Fortunately, the inquiry into the leak of the report of GCSB illegal spying has brought the GCSB onto the front page again and should give further impetus to redo the GCSB legislation so its purpose is to work for the interests of the people of New Zealand. The current legislative changes by the national government will do the opposite and assure the GCSB remains a surrogate of the NSA in Washington, DC.