A joint review by the Law Commission and the Ministry of Justice offered 67 recommendations for the Search and Surveillance Act 2012 to add clarity to the law and to ensure it is up to date with the effects of recent technology, NZ Herald reports. The act controls how police and government agencies conduct searches and surveillance when investigating a crime. Law Commissioner Donna Buckingham said, "Police officers need to access data and to use new technologies to investigate crime, but people also have a right to privacy and personal integrity. Our search and surveillance laws need to balance those interests." The review now awaits government response.
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