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Dutch Court: Government Can Keep Data Law in Current Form

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...

by Nederlands Juristen Comité voor de Mensenrechten

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.


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