Turnabout for Kim Dotcom

Pursued by the United States and obliging government abroad, Kim Dotcom can now sue for invasion of his privacy:

On Thursday, the New Zealand Appeals Court ruled (PDF) that Kim Dotcom has the right to sue the government of New Zealand for illegal surveillance. The Megaupload founder had previously gotten the green light late last year, but the government appealed that ruling.

New Zealand’s Government Communications Security Bureau (GCSB), analogous to the National Security Agency in the United States, was found to have spied on Dotcom (a German national with permanent residency status in New Zealand) before the January 2012 raid on his mansion.

Via Ars Technica .

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