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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IGIS report on NZSIS access to Customs data

The Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security, Cheryl Gwyn, has released a report relating to the New Zealand Security Intelligence Service’s (NZSIS) unlawful acquisition by NZSIS of Customs data from 1997 until 2016. Read More

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Link to a copy of speech notes and correspondence here