Breakdown of failure to assist in a computer search

Oscar made this Official Information request to New Zealand Police

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From: Oscar

Dear New Zealand Police,

I request a breakdown of the following

Number of devices that police wanted access to in regards to a search and were not assisted with (refusal to provide PIN number/password). Section 130 of the search and surveillance act 2012.

Of the seized devices (where the pin/password wasn’t provided), the number of devices that were able to be be accessed/unlocked by other means such as brute force, external tools or hacking etc.

Yours faithfully,

Oscar

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From: Ministerial Services
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Kia ora Oscar

 

I acknowledge receipt of your Official Information Act 1982 (OIA) request
below, received by New Zealand Police on 26 May 2021.

 

Your request is being actioned pursuant to the OIA.

 

You can expect a response to your request on or before 24 June 2021.

 

Ngā mihi
Sarah

Ministerial Services
New Zealand Police National Headquarters Wellington

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From: DALZIEL, Gregory (Greg)
New Zealand Police


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Hi Oscar

 

 

We are looking at your request.

 

“I request a breakdown of the following

 

Number of devices that police wanted access to in regards to a search and
were not assisted with (refusal to provide PIN number/password). Section
130 of the search and surveillance act 2012.

 

Of the seized devices (where the pin/password wasn’t provided), the number
of devices that were able to be be accessed/unlocked by other means such
as brute force, external tools or hacking etc.”

 

Some of the information may not exist in an easily retrievable manner, but
as a first step can you put a time frame around this request eg 1/1/2018-
1/1/2021.

 

 

Regards

 

 

Greg Dalziel

Detective Senior Sergeant
Officer in Charge | Cybercrime Unit  |  High Tech Crime Group

Police National Headquarters, Wellington 6011 

 

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From: Oscar

Dear DALZIEL, Gregory (Greg),

Thanks for your response. Preferably, the previous 5 year period. 2016-2020 (inclusive).

Yours sincerely,

Oscar

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