Once those allegations turned out to be true, an investigation was opened in order to find out whether the agency’s unauthorized actions were limited to only Dotcom and his associates. As a result, the published results confirmed that more than eighty people were illegally spied on by the Government Communications Security Bureau. Worse still, John Key, the Prime Minister of New Zealand, is also suspected to have known about these irregularities, because he is a close friend to the agency’s head Ian Fletcher.
In order to distance himself from those allegations, the Prime Minister has put on the shocked face, claiming that he wasn’t aware of the intelligent agency’s actions and that he is going to find people who are to blame for doing so. John Key has also made promises to reform the Government Communications Security Bureau and to continue with the investigation. Nevertheless, the opposite parties are currently requesting independent reports, in order to be sure that no conflicts of interest will stain the results.
As for the first victim of the agency, Kim Dotcom, he had recently asked for an official apology. However, the only person to act on his request was John Key, who brought his apologies to the former MegaUpload’s head. The Prime Minister also promised to take legal action against the intelligent agency and police forces, for the role they’ve played on Dotcom’s nightmare.