For Your (Government's) Eyes Only

New Zealand Law Journal, pp. 213-216, 2012

4 Pages Posted: 1 Apr 2015 Last revised: 26 Mar 2019

Date Written: July 1, 2012


007 would hardly pause to ponder the civil liberties implications of his spy gadgets. Parliament, on the other hand, has been confronted with this issue in its overhaul of investigative powers under the Search and Surveillance Act 2012. The Act’s surveillance device regime replaces the piecemeal provisions that previously governed the use of interception devices, visual surveillance devices, and tracking devices. It aims to strike a balance between law enforcement needs and human-rights values.

Keywords: NZBORA, s21, Hamed, search, surveillance, privacy, video, visual, communications, tracking, warrant

Suggested Citation

Beswick, Samuel, For Your (Government's) Eyes Only (July 1, 2012). New Zealand Law Journal, pp. 213-216, 2012. Available at SSRN:

Samuel Beswick (Contact Author)

Harvard Law School ( email )

1575 Massachusetts
Hauser 406
Cambridge, MA 02138
United States


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