New Zealand Spy Agency To Vet Network Builds, Provider Staff

Patrick W. Gilmore patrick at
Tue May 13 16:34:26 UTC 2014

Don't get me wrong, I'm not a fan of this. But at least they did it in the open, unlike the NSA (where you live).


On May 13, 2014, at 12:12 , Owen DeLong <owen at> wrote:

> Yep… If I had infrastructure in NZ, that would be enough to cause me to remove it.
> Owen
> On May 13, 2014, at 6:33 AM, Paul Ferguson <fergdawgster at> wrote:
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>> I realize that New Zealand is *not* in North America (hence NANOG),
>> but I figure that some global providers might be interested here.
>> This sounds rather... dire (probably not the right word).
>> "The new Telecommunications (Interception Capability and Security) Act
>> of 2013 is in effect in New Zealand and brings in several drastic
>> changes for ISPs, telcos and service providers. One of the country's
>> spy agencies, the GCSB, gets to decide on network equipment
>> procurement and design decisions (PDF), plus operators have to
>> register with the police and obtain security clearance for some staff.
>> Somewhat illogically, the NZ government pushed through the law
>> combining mandated communications interception capabilities for law
>> enforcement, with undefined network security requirements as decided
>> by the GCSB. All network operators are subject to the new law,
>> including local providers as well as the likes of Facebook, Google,
>> Microsoft, who have opposed it, saying the new statutes clash with
>> overseas privacy legislation."
>> FYI,
>> - - ferg
>> - -- 
>> Paul Ferguson
>> VP Threat Intelligence, IID
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