3 News reports on the Internet Party’s policy release
The Internet Party wants New Zealand out of the Five Eyes spying network.
Chief executive Vikram Kumar says the party wants a review of the country’s intelligence cooperation agreements “with a view to exiting the Five Eyes network”.
In its policy on the country’s spy agencies and mass surveillance, released today, Mr Kumar says it would also repeal the GCSB Bill as well as the Telecommunications (Interception Capability and Security) Bill (TICS).
Mr Kumar says the bills put the privacy and internet freedom of New Zealanders in peril.
“These pieces of legislation were rushed through by the Government in response to the Kitteridge Report, which found that the GCSB had been spying on New Zealanders illegally,” he says.
Actually, they were to fix a mistake the Clark Government made. Â Everything else was left in place as it was before. Â There was no conspiracy then, and there isn’t one now. Â But hey, let’s perpetuate the lie. Â Perhaps some people will believe it enough to vote for Kim!