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Release of Annual Report 2018/19

The Office of the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security has released its annual report for 2018-19. Read More

IGIS report into NZ knowledge of CIA programme released

The Office of the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security has published the report into whether the New Zealand Security Intelligence Service (NZSIS) and the Government Communications Security Bureau (GCSB) had any connection to the CIA’s “enhanced interrogation”, detention and rendition programme in Afghanistan between 2001-2009. Read More

IGIS responds to announcement of Royal Commission

Statement attributable to the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security, Cheryl Gwyn. Read More

IGIS report into NZSIS practice of obtaining information from banks without warrant

The Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security (IGIS), Cheryl Gwyn, has today published a report summarising a review she completed into the NZSIS’s practices in 2016/17 of acquiring personal information from New Zealand banks about customers by seeking voluntary disclosure from the bank. Read More

First IGIS review of intelligence warrants under ISA 2017

The Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security, Cheryl Gwyn, has today published a report on the first nine months of intelligence warrants issued to the New Zealand Security Intelligence Service and the Government Communications Security Bureau under the new Intelligence and Security Act 2017 (ISA). The report sets out the Inspector-General's interpretation of the new warrant provisions under the ISA and her expectations of the GCSB and NZSIS when they prepare warrant applications. "My job is to identify what the legal standards mean in practice for the agencies, and ensure they act lawfully." Read More

Release of Annual Report 2017/18

The Annual Report of the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security (IGIS) for the 2017-18 year has been tabled in Parliament by the Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern. Read More

Review of New Zealand Security Classification System

The Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security, Cheryl Gwyn, today released a report on a review of the New Zealand Security Classification System. Read More

GCSB intelligence activity in relation to the South Pacific, 2009-2015

The Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security, Cheryl Gwyn, today released the public report of her inquiry into allegations of intelligence gathering activity by the Government Communications Security Bureau (GCSB) in relation to the South Pacific. Read More

Addressing key aspects of the IGIS 2018/19 work programme

The Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security has published an unclassified version of her office’s work programme for the next year to update the public about the inquiries and reviews she is undertaking to ensure the intelligence and security agencies are acting lawfully and properly. Read More

IGIS Reference Group

Recent public discussion about the IGIS's Reference Group has prompted a range of comments and questions about the group and its role. Read More

Reference Group 2018

In response to discussion in the news media about her Reference Group the Inspector-General released this statement yesterday: Read More

Establishment of IGIS Reference Group 2018

The Inspector-General has today announced the establishment of a Reference Group. The Group brings together a broad range of individuals and groups, all of whom have specific expertise and experience that in one way or another touches on the work of the Inspector-General's office. The first meeting of the Reference Group was held last week in Wellington. Read More

IGIS report on NZSIS access to Customs data 2017

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

IGIS report on NZSIS warnings 2017

The Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security, Cheryl Gwyn, has released a report relating to the New Zealand Security Intelligence Service (NZSIS) practice of giving warnings to members of the public in order to disrupt or deter certain conduct. Read More

Release of Annual Report 2016/2017

Prime Minister Rt Hon Jacinda Adern has today tabled in Parliament the Annual Report of the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security, Cheryl Gwyn. Read More

Inquiry into GCSB's process for determining its foreign intelligence activity 2017

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

Report on Security Intelligence Service handling of information collected for security clearance vetting 2017

The Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security, Cheryl Gwyn, has released the second part of her report into how the New Zealand Security Intelligence Service holds and uses information collected for assessing security clearances. Read More

Review of NZSIS holding and use of, and access to, information collected for security vetting purposes (Part one) 2016

The Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security, Cheryl Gwyn, has released the first part of her findings into how the New Zealand Security Intelligence Service holds and uses information collected for assessing security clearances. Read More

Release of Annual Report 2014/15

Prime Minister Rt. Hon. John Key has today tabled in Parliament the Annual Report of the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security, Cheryl Gwyn. Read More

Inquiry into the Government Communications Security Bureau’s process for determining its foreign intelligence activity 2015

The Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security Cheryl Gwyn has commenced an inquiry into the way the Government Communications Security Bureau (GCSB) considers undertaking foreign intelligence activities. Read More