John Key's spy bill is back for more of its committee stage today - and some more amendments have emerged. Here's what they do:
- SOP 318 (Russel Norman): extends the prohibition on domestic spying to all GCSB functions.
- SOP 320 (Russel Norman): focuses the intelligence gathering and analysis function strictly on external threats and limits information sharing to New Zealand entities
- SOP 321 (Russel Norman): limits use of "incidentally obtained intelligence" to cases where there is a clear and present security threat
- SOP 322 (Russel Norman): repeals existing warrentless interception powers
- SOP 327 (Brendan Horan): strengthens oversight provisions in the "statement of principles" and makes it legally binding upon the GCSB and its staff
- SOP 328 (Russel Norman): amends Peter Dunne's SOP 308 to require reporting of the number of people affected by interception warrants.
My analysis of past amendments can be found here.