New Zealand’s Prime Minister John Key has apologised to Kim Dotcom after an official report exposed details of an agency illegally carrying out surveillance on the Megaupload founder.
The report released found that the Government Communications and Security Bureau (GCSB) had spied on Dotcom, notwithstanding the fact that there are strict laws against it.
“It is the GCSB’s responsibility to act within the law, and it is hugely disappointing that in this case its actions fell outside the law,” Key said in a statement, in addition to the claim that the slip-up was the result of “basic errors”.
Key has apologised to Kim Dotcom and expressed his admission of guilt for all New Zealanders, saying that the law that is there to protect the people of New Zealand had failed them.
This comes just after the MPAA chief stated that SOPA and PIPA “are dead, they’re not coming back.” In which we respond with the warning that though the bills may be dead, the plan to destroy internet piracy and our online freedom still remains.