Government Communications Security Bureau Amendment Act 2013

  • repealed
  • Government Communications Security Bureau Amendment Act 2013: repealed, on 28 September 2017, pursuant to section 242(3)(c) of the Intelligence and Security Act 2017 (2017 No 10).

Reprint as at 28 September 2017

Coat of Arms of New Zealand

Government Communications Security Bureau Amendment Act 2013

Public Act
2013 No 57
Date of assent
26 August 2013
see section 2

Government Communications Security Bureau Amendment Act 2013: repealed, on 28 September 2017, pursuant to section 242(3)(c) of the Intelligence and Security Act 2017 (2017 No 10).


Changes authorised by subpart 2 of Part 2 of the Legislation Act 2012 have been made in this official reprint.

Note 4 at the end of this reprint provides a list of the amendments incorporated.

This Act is administered by the Government Communications and Security Bureau.


3Principal Act
4Section 3 amended (Purpose)
5Section 4 amended (Interpretation)
6New section 5A inserted (Transitional provisions relating to amendments to Act)
5ATransitional provisions relating to amendments to Act
7Sections 7 and 8 replaced
7Objective of Bureau
8Functions of Bureau
8AInformation assurance and cybersecurity
8BIntelligence gathering and analysis
8CCo-operation with other entities to facilitate their functions
8DPrinciples underpinning performance of Bureau’s functions
8EDirector has full powers for purpose of performing Bureau’s functions
8Section 9 replaced (Director of Bureau)
9Appointment of Director
9AAppointment process
9BRemuneration and conditions of appointment of Director
9CRemoval from office
9DReview of performance of Director
9Section 11 amended (Prohibition on unauthorised disclosure of information)
10Section 12 amended (Annual report)
11Part 3 heading replaced
12Section 13 replaced (Purpose of Part)
13Purpose of Part
13Section 14 replaced (Interceptions not to target domestic communications)
14Interceptions not to target New Zealand citizens or permanent residents for intelligence-gathering purposes
14Section 15 amended (Interceptions for which warrant or authorisation required)
15New sections 15A to 15F and cross-heading inserted
15AAuthorisation to intercept communications or access information infrastructures
15BInvolvement of Commissioner of Security Warrants
15CPrivileged communications
15DInformation that interception warrant or access authorisation must contain
15EWarrant or authorisation may authorise persons to assist person giving effect to warrant or authorisation
15FExpiry of warrant or authorisation not to prevent further application
16Section 16 amended (Certain interceptions permitted without interception warrant or computer access authorisation)
17Section 17 and cross-heading repealed
18Section 18 repealed (Persons acting under warrant)
19Section 19 and cross-heading replaced
19Register of interception warrants and access authorisations
19AUrgent issue of warrants and authorisations
20Section 20 amended (Director’s functions in relation to warrants and authorisations not to be delegated)
21Section 21 replaced (Action taken in accordance with warrant or authorisation justified)
21Immunity from civil and criminal liability
22Section 22 repealed (Term of warrant or authorisation)
23Section 23 amended (Destruction of irrelevant records obtained by interception)
24Section 24 amended (Duty to minimise impact of interception on third parties)
25Section 25 replaced (Prevention or detection of serious crime)
25When incidentally obtained intelligence may be retained and communicated to other persons
26New sections 25A and 25B and cross-heading inserted
25AFormulation of policy on personal information
25BPrinciples to protect personal information
27New Part 3A inserted
25CTransitional provisions relating to amendments to Act
28Schedule inserted
29Consequential amendments
Reprint notes

The Parliament of New Zealand enacts as follows: