December 7, 2012

Justice Helen Winkelmann has ruled that the Government Communications Security Bureau (GCSB) must disclose when it was first asked by police to spy on Dotcom and his associate Bram van der Kolk.

She has also granted an application for the GCSB to be added as a defendant in the ongoing judicial review of the lawfulness of the police raid on Dotcom’s mansion in January, when he was arrested on allegations of internet piracy and racketeering.

That opens the door for Dotcom and van der Kolk to seek damages and declarations about the legality of the GCSB’s actions.

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