Protection against Foreign Interference

New Zealand benefits from being able to engage with the world confidently. Ensuring New Zealand maintains the integrity and security of its people and international collaborations are vital to our continued success.

New Zealand’s strength lies in our open economy and open society. This openness can be exploited by foreign actors.  This could be through foreign interference, where foreign states may seek to influence, disrupt or subvert New Zealand’s interests by covert, deceptive, corrupt or threatening means.

These resources outline the potential risks for different groups and advise how to protect individuals, organisations and assets; including sensitive research and intellectual property from these risks.

Page last modified: 23/03/2021

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