Newstalk ZB reports on Auckland Council’s plan to build a city-wide network of CCTV cameras that would allow police to “monitor crime, traffic, emergencies and public safety issues” and the Council for Civil Liberties’ concerns about the plan. Council for Civil Liberties Spokesman Thomas Beagle suggests the network “would be a massive invasion of privacy,” the report states, while Auckland Mayor Len Brown is defending the plan as part of an effort to prevent crime. Meanwhile, in an opinion piece for The New Zealand Herald, John Minto writes the Government Communications Security Bureau "aided and abetted" the U.S. National Security Agency in spying activities. The Sydney Morning Herald reports on a new government app in Victoria “to capture identification details of taxi passengers and drivers in a bid to eliminate criminal behavior.” The app is threatening “newly minted privacy principles, an expert has warned.”
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