Intelligence and Security Act 2017

  • This version was replaced on 16 October 2017 to make corrections to Schedule 4 under section 25(1)(j)(iii) and (iv) of the Legislation Act 2012.

Functions

10 Intelligence collection and analysis

(1)

It is a function of an intelligence and security agency to—

(a)

collect and analyse intelligence in accordance with the New Zealand Government’s priorities; and

(b)

provide any intelligence collected and any analysis of that intelligence to 1 or more of the following:

(i)

the Minister:

(ii)

the Chief Executive of the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet:

(iii)

any person or class of persons (whether in New Zealand or overseas) authorised by the Minister to receive the intelligence and any analysis of that intelligence.

(2)

In performing the function referred to in subsection (1)(a), an intelligence and security agency may co-operate with, and provide advice and assistance to,—

(a)

any public authority (whether in New Zealand or overseas); and

(b)

any other person or class of persons (whether in New Zealand or overseas) authorised by the Minister under subsection (1)(b)(iii).

(3)

Before authorising, under subsection (1)(b)(iii), the provision of intelligence and any analysis of that intelligence to any overseas person or class of persons, the Minister must be satisfied that, in providing the intelligence and analysis, the intelligence and security agency will be acting in accordance with New Zealand law and all human rights obligations recognised by New Zealand law.

(4)

In this section, Minister, in relation to an intelligence and security agency, means the Minister responsible for the intelligence and security agency.

Compare: 2003 No 9 s 8B