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CERT NZ and misinformation

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From: Eurisko Bowden

Dear Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment,

The websites:

https://www.cert.govt.nz/individuals/com...
and
https://www.cert.govt.nz/individuals/com...

solicit reports regarding Covid-19 mis/dis-information from members of the public.

I would like to request the following information:

1) How many reports of Covid-19 dis/mis-information has CERT NZ received?

2) How many reports of mis/dis-information on other matters (e.g. elections) has CERT NZ received?

3) Under what legislation and/or cabinet directive does CERT NZ collect this information?

4) How is information collected used? The website states "By emailing us this information, you consent to us sharing it with our partner and other government agencies for investigatory and statistical purposes." Please can you elaborate on which agencies this information is shared with and how it is used?

5) What criteria do CERT NZ use to determine whether any given report is in fact mis/dis-information?

6) As CERT NZ is a cyber security agency why are they handling these type of reports instead of, say, Department of Internal Affairs?

Yours faithfully,

Eurisko Bowden

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From: Ministerial Services
Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment

Ref: 2021-2247

Dear Eurisko,

On behalf of the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment I
acknowledge your email of 09 May 2021 requesting under the Official
Information Act 1982 (the Act), the following:

“1) How many reports of Covid-19 dis/mis-information has CERT NZ received?

 

2) How many reports of mis/dis-information on other matters (e.g.
elections) has CERT NZ received?

 

3) Under what legislation and/or cabinet directive does CERT NZ collect
this information?

 

4) How is information collected used? The website states "By emailing us
this information, you consent to us sharing it with our partner and other
government agencies for investigatory and statistical purposes." Please
can you elaborate on which agencies this information is shared with and
how it is used?

 

5) What criteria do CERT NZ use to determine whether any given report is
in fact mis/dis-information?

6) As CERT NZ is a cyber security agency why are they handling these type
of reports instead of, say, Department of Internal Affairs?”

Your request is being processed in accordance with the Act and a response
will be sent to you in due course.

If you have any enquiries regarding your request, or its urgency, feel
free to contact us via email at [1][MBIE request email].

Nâku noa, nâ

MINISTERIAL SERVICES

Corporate, Governance and Information

Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment

Level 4, 15 Stout Street, PO Box 1473, Wellington 6140

NZBN 9429000106078

 

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From: Ash Patel
Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment


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Dear Eurisko Bowden

Please find attached a response to your Official Information Act request.

Kind regards

Ministerial Services
Te Whakatairanga Service Delivery
Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment - Hīkina Whakatutuki

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