Microsoft, Google Bash New Zealand Gov't Spying Bill

Law360, New York (August 1, 2013, 8:07 PM EDT) -- Microsoft Corp. and Google Inc. on Wednesday urged New Zealand lawmakers to reject a proposal that would require service providers to give the government access to users' communications, saying the measure would conflict with other countries' privacy laws and cause companies to leave New Zealand.

In an appearance before the Parliament's law and order select committee, Microsoft corporate affairs manager Waldo Kuipers and Google policy manager Ross Young voiced staunch opposition to the Telecommunications (Interception Capability and Security) Bill, which would obligate network operators to ensure...
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