Advisory government: secret services should be better controlled




The government needs to better monitor the way the secret services operate on the Internet. Writes that the Advisory Council on International Affairs, which advises the government. Better monitoring would be necessary to ensure internet freedom.

According to the Advisory Council would be the Data Protection Authority must take effective and independent oversight of the activities of the secret services on the Internet. Even Trustees of the College on the Intelligence and Security, which supervises the secret services, would be more effective and be able to operate more independently. The advisory states that people should have the same rights online as offline.

The AIV report comes at a time that the government just wants to expand the powers of the secret services on the Internet. At this time they should not unfocused bleeding on the Internet, but if it was up to the Cabinet, will change. The secret services would then larger amounts of data can gather there and then directed may search.

The Advisory Board also believes that should carry the Dutch Human Rights Ambassador talks with other governments about dealing with private data. Which in other countries are not always as good as in Europe, concludes the Advisory Board. Internet companies were also with the Human Rights Ambassador to need to sit down table.

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