23 August 2019
[FYI request #10610 email]
Dear Mr Harris REQUEST FOR INFORMATION IR-01-19-18518
I refer to your OIA request dated 26 June 2019 in which you asked “whether your
agency has ever employed ZX Security Ltd, to provide training in social media or
open source intelligence. For the avoidance of doubt, I am not interested in any
work done by them on network security or penetration testing”.
I have considered your request in accordance with the Privacy Act 1993 and the
Official Information Act 1982. The information you ask for is below. Some financial
information has been withheld pursuant to section 9(2)(b)(ii). This section of the
Act provides good reason for information to be withheld where the making available
of the information would be likely unreasonably to prejudice the commercial
position of the person who supplied or who is subject of the information.
Since 2014 ZX Security Limited has provided open source intelligence training for
13 staff in Auckland and in Wellington on three different occasions in April and
November 2014 and September 2015.
Pursuant to principle 7 of the Privacy Act 1993 if you consider that any of the
information provided about you is incorrect, you may ask that it be corrected.
Police are not required to correct the information but will consider any reasonable
request to do so. You are entitled to have a statement of correction that you
prepare attached to any disputed information.
If you are not satisfied with my response to your request you have the right to
complain to the Office of the Privacy Commissioner and/or the Office of the
Ombudsmen and seek a review and investigation of my decision.
National Intelligence Centre
New Zealand Police