Government Communications Security Bureau Act 2003

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Government Communications Security Bureau Act 2003
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New Zealand Parliament
Date of Royal Assent 1 April 2003
Administered by Government Communications Security Bureau
Status: Current legislation

The Government Communications Security Bureau Act 2003 is an Act of Parliament in New Zealand. It formalised the role of the Government Communications Security Bureau which had existed in secret until 1984.[1][2]

Controversial changes to the Act (the "GCSB Bill") were announced by Prime Minister John Key in 2013. Since passed into law, Labour has announced that it would review the law and if necessary repeal it.[3] Dame Anne Salmond, the current New Zealander of the Year, condemned the legislation as being in breach of the Bill of Rights.[3]

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  1. ^ "History of the GCSB". Government Communications Security Bureau. Retrieved 2 August 2013. 
  2. ^ "Government Communications Security Bureau Act 2003 No 9 (as at 1 July 2013), Public Act – New Zealand Legislation". legislation.govt.nz. Retrieved 2 August 2013. "There continues to be an instrument of the Executive Government of New Zealand known as the Government Communications Security Bureau." 
  3. ^ a b Fox, Michael; Harvey, Sarah (27 July 2013). "GCSB law repeal vow by Labour". The Press. p. A6. 

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