NEW ZEALAND SECURITY
P.O. Box 900,
21 August 2012
Dear Mr Grainger
Official Information Act Request
of 9 August
Service (NZSIS) withholding,
under section 6(a) of the
Act 1982 (alA),
the job titles of those currently
holding Top Secret
(Special) security clearances.
I draw your attention to the text at paragraph
2(a) of my response
to your original
request (my reference 2906647 dated 25 June 2012), which reads:
who may have frequent
access to the highest
national security information.
Many of the job titles of those holding Top Secret (Special) clearances
or areas of interest in the respective organisations.
To provide a list of job
titles would readily enable the structure, current priorities and staff numbers of the various
and their work, I am sure you will understand
why it is necessary
information to be withheld under section 6(a) of the alA
If you are unhappy with this response you have the right, under section 28(1) of the
alA, to make a complaint to an Ombudsman and seek an investigation of my decision.
Dr Warren Tucker
Director of Security