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Dutch Wiretap Law Referendum 'Too Close To Call'

An exit poll published on Wednesday night showed that roughly 48 percent of the Dutch population turned out to vote in a referendum on a law that would give intelligence services the authority to collect and access a...

by Nederlands Juristen Comité voor de Mensenrechten

An exit poll published on Wednesday night showed that roughly 48 percent of the Dutch population turned out to vote in a referendum on a law that would give intelligence services the authority to collect and access a massive amount of data. With a margin of error of 5 percent, the Ipsos/NOS poll said that 49 percent voted in favor of the law, and 48 percent against, with three percent registering no-votes. This new law gives the Netherlands' two intelligence and security services more power. The AIVD and MIVD will be able to tap telephone and internet traffic on a large scale.

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