Use of IMSI Catcher(s) in the interception of Metadata

Ben Gordon made this Official Information request to New Zealand Police

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From: Ben Gordon

From: Benedict Gordon
6th Oct 2016

Dear New Zealand Police

Please supply the following information under the Official Information Act (OIA):

Does the New Zealand Police have/actively deploy IMSI (International Mobile Subscriber Identity) catchers, used to intercept SIM metadata?

If so; under what circumstances are these tools deployed? What is the metadata collected being used for? Which departments within the Police operate these tools? What are the costs involved with purchasing these tools?

If applicable please also provide any relevant documentation on the policies and regulations regarding the use of IMSI catchers by New Zealand Police

I would prefer to receive an electronic response. Queries about this request will be automatically forwarded to me by the fyi.org.nz website.

In regards to s12 of the OIA, I am an NZ citizen

Yours faithfully,

Benedict Gordon

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From: Ben Gordon <[FOI #4707 email]>
Date: 06/10/2016 03:34AM
Subject: Official Information request - Use of IMSI Catcher(s) in the
interception of Metadata

From: Benedict Gordon
6th Oct 2016
Dear New Zealand Police
Please supply the following information under the Official Information Act
(OIA):
Does the New Zealand Police have/actively deploy IMSI (International
Mobile Subscriber Identity) catchers, used to intercept SIM metadata?
If so; under what circumstances are these tools deployed? What is the
metadata collected being used for? Which departments within the Police
operate these tools? What are the costs involved with purchasing these
tools?
If applicable please also provide any relevant documentation on the
policies and regulations regarding the use of IMSI catchers by New Zealand
Police
I would prefer to receive an electronic response. Queries about this
request will be automatically forwarded to me by the fyi.org.nz website.
In regards to s12 of the OIA, I am an NZ citizen
Yours faithfully,
Benedict Gordon
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Oliver Lineham left an annotation ()

Authorities cannot dictate the form or method of receiving OIA requests. As Police have already received your request, they must now respond to it by Nov 4.

Police often make this mistake, for some reason.

You may wish to point them to this guidance from the Ombudsman clearly explaining this: http://www.ombudsman.parliament.nz/resou...

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From: Ben Gordon

To New Zealand Police,

In regards to your reply directing me to "complete your request online at [1]https://forms.police.govt.nz/oiarequest&... The Ombudsman has clearly explained that "official information requests can be made in any form and communicated by any means". For full guidance on this matter please refer to this link:

http://www.ombudsman.parliament.nz/syste...

As such my original OIA request via fyi.org.nz is valid and awaiting your response by November 4th 2016

Yours faithfully,
Ben Gordon

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New Zealand Police

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in regards to your query of " Use of IMSI Catcher(s) in the interception
of Metadata"
 
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Dear Mr Gordon

 

On behalf of the Commissioner, I acknowledge your request of 6 October
2016. You asked for:

-       Does the New Zealand Police have/actively deploy IMSI
(International Mobile Subscriber Identity) catchers, used to intercept SIM
metadata?

-       If so; under what circumstances are these tools deployed? What is
the metadata collected being used for? Which departments within the Police
operate these tools? What are the costs involved with purchasing these
tools?

-       If applicable please also provide any relevant documentation on
the policies and regulations regarding the use of IMSI catchers by New
Zealand Police.

 

Your request is being actioned and you will be responded to in accordance
with the provisions of the Official Information Act 1982.

 

Kind regards

Ali

 

 

 

[1]http://nzpintranet/resources/Secure%20Im... Ali Sedgwick
Ministerial Services Advisor |
Ministerial Services | New Zealand
Police
E:
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Police National Headquarters, 180
Molesworth Street, Thorndon, PO Box
3017, Wellington 6011
[3]www.police.govt.nz

 

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are not the intended recipient of this message or have received this
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Dear Mr Gordon

 

Before we have your request begin the review process, in order to satisfy
itself that you are eligible under section 12 of the Official Information
Act 1982, Police requests that you provide supporting information as to
eligibility. This could be your New Zealand postal address, personal email
address indicating a NZ domain, NZ phone number on which I can contact
you, or any identity documentation. I would be happy to receive further
information by post or email.

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For your information, Police relies on the following guidance provided by
the Ombudsman:

With requests submitted by post the origin of the request will usually be
clear from the post mark, and the requester will normally provide a return
address, which should provide sufficient assurance that the requester is
in New Zealand, and therefore eligible.

 

If a request is made by email or over the internet, agencies are entitled
to ask reasonable questions to check whether the person is eligible to
make a request.

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Kind regards

Ali

 

 

[1]http://nzpintranet/resources/Secure%20Im... Ali Sedgwick
Ministerial Services Advisor |
Ministerial Services | New Zealand
Police
E:
 [2][email address
Police National Headquarters, 180
Molesworth Street, Thorndon, PO Box
3017, Wellington 6011
[3]www.police.govt.nz

 

 

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addressee only and may contain privileged information. It may also be
subject to the provisions of section 50 of the Policing Act 2008, which
creates an offence to have unlawful possession of Police property. If you
are not the intended recipient of this message or have received this
message in error, you must not peruse, use, distribute or copy this
message or any of its contents.

Also note, the views expressed in this message may not necessarily reflect
those of the New Zealand Police. If you have received this message in
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Dear Mr Gordon

 

I have been asked to send you the attached response to your request of 6
October 2016.

 

Kind regards

 

 

[1]http://nzpintranet/resources/Secure%20Im... Ali Sedgwick
Ministerial Services Advisor |
Ministerial Services | New Zealand
Police
E:
 [2][email address
Police National Headquarters, 180
Molesworth Street, Thorndon, PO Box
3017, Wellington 6011
[3]www.police.govt.nz

 

 

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WARNING

The information contained in this email message is intended for the
addressee only and may contain privileged information. It may also be
subject to the provisions of section 50 of the Policing Act 2008, which
creates an offence to have unlawful possession of Police property. If you
are not the intended recipient of this message or have received this
message in error, you must not peruse, use, distribute or copy this
message or any of its contents.

Also note, the views expressed in this message may not necessarily reflect
those of the New Zealand Police. If you have received this message in
error, please email or telephone the sender immediately

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