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  • repealed
  • Government Communications Security Bureau Act 2003: repealed, on 28 September 2017, by section 242(3)(c) of the Intelligence and Security Act 2017 (2017 No 10).
8C Co-operation with other entities to facilitate their functions

(1)

This function of the Bureau is to co-operate with, and provide advice and assistance to, the following for the purpose of facilitating the performance of their functions:

(a)

the New Zealand Police; and

(b)

the New Zealand Defence Force; and

(c)

the New Zealand Security Intelligence Service.

(2)

To avoid doubt, the Bureau may perform its function under subsection (1)—

(a)

only to the extent that the advice and assistance are provided for the purpose of activities that the entities may lawfully undertake; and

(b)

subject to and in accordance with any limitations, restrictions, and protections under which those entities perform their functions and exercise their powers; and

(c)

even though the advice and assistance might involve the exercise of powers by, or the sharing of the capabilities of, the Bureau that the Bureau is not, or could not be, authorised to exercise or share in the performance of its other functions.

(3)

Any advice or assistance provided by the Bureau under subsection (1) to another entity is subject to—

(a)

the jurisdiction of any other body or authority to the same extent as the other entity’s actions are subject to the other body’s or authority’s jurisdiction (for example, the Independent Police Conduct Authority in relation to advice and assistance provided to the New Zealand Police); and

(b)

the oversight of the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security under his or her functions in section 11 of the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security Act 1996.

Section 8C: inserted, on 26 September 2013, by section 7 of the Government Communications Security Bureau Amendment Act 2013 (2013 No 57).