NOTE:  Our work was significantly disrupted by the 14 November earthquake.  This has caused delay in completing some of our reports.  We are now fully operational again, located in alternative premises in the short to medium term.  Our contact details remain the same except for our phone number.  

The Inspector-General is responsible for reviewing issues of legality and propriety as set out in the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security Act 1996.  In particular, the Inspector-General: 

  • assists the Minister responsible for the intelligence and security agencies to ensure the activities of each agency comply with the law; and
  • ensures that complaints relating to intelligence and security agencies are independently investigated

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Inquiry into GCSB's process for determining its foreign intelligence activity

The Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security, Cheryl Gwyn, released the public report of her inquiry into the Government Communications Security Bureau’s (GCSB) processes for determining its foreign intelligence activity today. This inquiry was initiated as a result of issues raised by the public about claims of GCSB assistance to the New Zealand Government’s campaign to advance the Hon Tim Groser as a candidate for Director-General of the World Trade Organisation (WTO). Read More

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