Court gives Dotcom green light to sue NZ spy agency for January raid

A New Zealand judge has given her approval for Kim Dotcom to sue the GCSB, the island nation’s intelligence service, for violating his rights in the run-up to the January raid on his mansion. Judge Helen Winkelmann also ordered the government to turn over details about the GCSB’s surveillance activities against Dotcom, rejecting the New Zealand government’s argument that such disclosures could harm national security and the island nation’s relationship with the United States. Dotcom filed a lawsuit against the New Zealand government after a judge ruled that the January raid had been illegal because it had been carried out with an invalid search warrant. Kim Dotcom suspects that the government’s surveillance of him may have been more extensive than the government has previously acknowledged, and that some information may have been inappropriately shared with the United States. For example, there are rumors that an FBI official watched a live video feed of the raid from their headquarters in Washington, DC. Now, he’ll be able to put those suspicions to the test. Read 2 remaining paragraphs | Comments

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Court gives Dotcom green light to sue NZ spy agency for January raid

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