All opinions strictly personal.
Firstly: I suggest you review the Crimes Act 1961, Section 78A "Wrongful
communication, retention, or copying of official information" which
notes that it is an offense punishable by jail term, for any NZ Citizen
to "knowingly or recklessly, and with knowledge that he or she is acting
without proper authority, communicates any official information or
delivers any object to any other person knowing that such communication
or delivery is likely to prejudice the security or defence of New Zealand".
Secondly: Public disclosure of classified information does not
declassify the information.
Specifically citing those who have held security clearance is
interesting - I presume there's an assumption that people who have been
cleared also fully understand the ramifications and would be overtly,
deliberately being malicious if they disclose classified information (or
further propogate information already disclosed).
The other condition specifically talks about information disclosed with
authority, which presumably is meant to provide immunity for someone who
is is unwittingly a party to disclosure without authority.
I think the legislators have saught to create some boundaries and that
NRT is seeing conspiracies where none exist.
But very much a personal opinion.
Those who feel this strongly about the management of classified
information, presumably won't put their hands up to be vetted under
Again all personal, IANAL, etc etc.
On 15/08/2016 6:52 p.m., Juha Saarinen wrote:
Thought I should pass on these somewhat partisan
To those who haven’t seen them already.
Full text of the bill here:
Would be interested in comments on this, if it applies or not, and
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