This must be Nicky Hager’s wetdream – the GCSB is to be investigated for their illegal actions in the Megaupload case.
Prime Minister John Key has ordered an inquiry over “unlawful” interceptions in the Dotcom case by the Government Communications Security Bureau (GCSB).
He said he had requested a probe by the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security.
Key said the Crown had filed a memorandum in the High Court in the Megaupload case advising the court and affected parties that the GCSB had acted unlawfully while assisting the police to locate certain people subject to arrest warrants issued in the case.
The Bureau had acquired communications in some instances without statutory authority.
The PM also said:
“I expect our intelligence agencies to operate always within the law. Their operations depend on public trust.
“I look forward to the Inspector-General’s inquiry getting to the heart of what took place and what can be done about it,” Mr Key said.
It’ll be interesting if the US will follow suit… ha, yeah right!