Crimes Amendment Bill finally passed

The Crimes Amendment Bill was passed in Parliament this morning. It introduces several computer-related crimes into New Zealand law for the first time and was originally introduced in 1999 by the then Minister of Justice, Tony Ryall.

The Crimes Amendment Bill was passed in Parliament this morning. It introduces several computer-related crimes into New Zealand law for the first time and was originally introduced in 1999 by the then Minister of Justice, Tony Ryall.

Its passage through the House has been delayed by the controversial addition of a supplementary order paper that excluded security forces and police from its hacking provisions.

The Green Party has criticised the need for such provision and the Privacy Commissioner has also questioned whether the legislation will increase police and security service powers.

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