Government Communications Security Bureau Act 2003

  • repealed
  • Government Communications Security Bureau Act 2003: repealed, on 28 September 2017, by section 242(3)(c) of the Intelligence and Security Act 2017 (2017 No 10).

Restrictions imposed on interceptions

14 Interceptions not to target New Zealand citizens or permanent residents for intelligence-gathering purposes


In performing the Bureau’s function in section 8B, the Director, any employee of the Bureau, and any person acting on behalf of the Bureau must not authorise or do anything for the purpose of intercepting the private communications of a person who is a New Zealand citizen or a permanent resident of New Zealand, unless (and to the extent that) the person comes within the definition of foreign person or foreign organisation in section 4.


Any incidentally obtained intelligence obtained by the Bureau in the performance of its function in section 8B


is not obtained in breach of section 8B; but


must not be retained or disclosed except in accordance with sections 23 and 25.

Section 14: replaced, on 26 September 2013, by section 13 of the Government Communications Security Bureau Amendment Act 2013 (2013 No 57).