Government Communications Security Bureau Act 2003

  • repealed
  • Government Communications Security Bureau Act 2003: repealed, on 28 September 2017, by section 242(3)(c) of the Intelligence and Security Act 2017 (2017 No 10).
8A Information assurance and cybersecurity

This function of the Bureau is—

(a)

to co-operate with, and provide advice and assistance to, any public authority whether in New Zealand or overseas, or to any other entity authorised by the Minister, on any matters relating to the protection, security, and integrity of—

(i)

communications, including those that are processed, stored, or communicated in or through information infrastructures; and

(ii)

information infrastructures of importance to the Government of New Zealand; and

(b)

without limiting paragraph (a), to do everything that is necessary or desirable to protect the security and integrity of the communications and information infrastructures referred to in paragraph (a), including identifying and responding to threats or potential threats to those communications and information infrastructures; and

(c)

to report on anything done under paragraphs (a) and (b) and provide any intelligence gathered as a result and any analysis of the intelligence to—

(i)

the Minister; and

(ii)

any person or office holder (whether in New Zealand or overseas) authorised by the Minister to receive the report or intelligence.

Section 8A: inserted, on 26 September 2013, by section 7 of the Government Communications Security Bureau Amendment Act 2013 (2013 No 57).