Here’s the thing: the cyber search provisions of the Search and Surveillance Act 2012

  • David J. Harvey


Judge David J. Harvey considers the difficulties that arise with applying physical concepts of search to the intangible environment of the digital world. He sets out the legislation in New Zealand, and indicates that the guidelines, which are broad in their approach, will probably be tested over time.

Index words: New Zealand; Search and Surveillance Act 2012; remote search; extraterritorial searches; search warrant; mutual legal assistance; disposal of forensic copies of data.

Author Biography

David J. Harvey