This recent thread from reddit/r/newzealand says a lot about the country’s surveillance culture and its drug problem.
The image above is from a letter a motorist received from the NZ Transport Agency accusing him of being an unlicensed small passenger private hire service (‘Uber driver’) because he made a few trips to the airport to drop off family and friends. Disturbingly the warning letter (above) was hand delivered to his home:
But it seems that’s not the only example of New Zealand’s surveillance culture. You can become the focus of police attention at the discretion of a single pharmacist., and you won’t ever know about it because he gets to decide if you’re entitled to privacy or not.
The following excerpt was part of a side-discussion that started out of the above mentioned reddit thread…
Value your civil liberties? Better give New Zealand a wide berth.
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