The Dutch government does not have to withdraw its new law on the intelligence and security services in its current form, a court ruled on Tuesday in summary proceedings filed by a group of privacy organizations and companies. The Intelligence and Security Act was implemented on 1 May. It gives the AIVD and MIVD the power to tap telephone and internet traffic on a large scale. A majority of Dutch voted against the law in a referendum in March. The government agreed to make some changes to the law, but still implemented it before changing it.