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Te Aka Matua o te Ture

Study Paper 12

Electronic Technology and Police Investigations

Some Issues

February 2002

Wellington, New Zealand

Table of Contents

The Law Commission is an independent, publicly funded, central advisory body established by statute to undertake the systematic review, reform and development of the law of New Zealand. Its purpose is to help achieve law that is just, principled, and accessible, and that reflects the heritage and aspirations of the peoples of New Zealand.

The Commissioners are:

The Honourable Justice J Bruce Robertson – President
DF Dugdale
Paul Heath QC
Judge Patrick Keane
Professor Ngatata Love QSO JP
Vivienne Ullrich QC

The Executive Manager of the Law Commission is Bala Benjamin
The office of the Law Commission is at 89 The Terrace, Wellington
Postal address: PO Box 2590, Wellington 6001, New Zealand
Document Exchange Number: SP 23534
Telephone: (04) 473–3453, Facsimile: (04) 471–0959

Use of submissions

The Law Commission’s processes are essentially public, and it is subject to the Official Information Act 1982. Thus copies of submissions made to the Commission will normally be made available on request, and the Commission may mention submissions in its reports. Any request for the withholding of information on the grounds of confidentiality or for any other reason will be determined in accordance with the Official Information Act 1982.

Electronic technology and police investigations : some issues.
(Study paper (New Zealand. Law Commission) ; 12.)
ISBN: 1–877187–86–0
1. Searches and seizures—New Zealand. 2. Computer files—Law and
legislation—New Zealand. 3. Electronics in criminal investigation—New Zealand.
I. New Zealand. Law Commission.
345.930522—dc 21

Preliminary Paper/Law Commission, Wellington, 2002
ISSN 0174–9776 ISBN 1–877187–86–0
This preliminary paper may be cited as: NZLC SP12

This discussion paper is also available on the Internet at the Commission’s website:

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