The private investigator involved in infiltrating the Save Happy Valley Coalition and other movements last week insisted he was doing nothing illegal.
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The emails that form the basis of researcher Nicky Hager’s book The Hollow Men, which forced National Party leader Don Brash to resign, could well trigger the country’s first prosecution for theft of email.
One problem with electronic searches is that people do not know at the time they have been searched, says lawyer Michael Bott of the NZ Council for Civil Liberties. This may breach a right that is acknowledged in physical searches.