Lower House supports undirected interception by Secret Service




Coaliepartijen VVD and PvdA support plans of the government to let the secret services unfocused wander in data transmitted over wires. Until now may GISS and DISS only communication that is sent into the ether.

Shades The secret services may have long internet connections bleeding, but they are now only allowed for specific compounds; services may in Netherlands in larger amounts Internet mischief to certain information. The government wants to make that possible, because the bulk of the communication now takes place via the internet.

VVD and PvdA support the plan “in the fight against terror, reports Yahoo! News. “The intelligence services should also monitor our online freedom and security. This proposal gives them space with extensive safeguards of our privacy,” said VVD MP Klaas Dijkhoff across the news. Tuesday afternoon and evening debating the House on the proposed legislation.

Coalietiepartner Labour Party supports the legislation as well. According to MP Jeroen Recourt plans are needed “to tackle terrorism effectively. The MP wants that secret services do not collect more data than they need and that they properly follow the rules. Similarly, the services which he is concerned no information “launder” through abroad; including a foreign intelligence is asked for help to convert research methods that are banned in the Netherlands.

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There is much criticism of the plan. Besides burgerechtenoganisaties among other current Senate against. A motion of CDA MP Franken asked a majority of the Senate in September to abandon the plan, but the government has plans still put through. The current Senate can do little against the plans begin next month would be the provincial elections and the composition of the Senate depends on the composition of the Provincial Council. Currently, the coalition parties have a majority in the Senate, but that could change.

Siedsma tons of civil rights organization Bits of Freedom finds it remarkable that VVD and PvdA still supports the debate on Tuesday behind the plans of the Cabinet. “The plans show hardly anything about the need to drain anyone,” he said in front of Tweakers. “We do not know how useful and effective it is, while the intrusion into our privacy is enormous.”

Remarkably, the MPs who now agree with the plans of the Cabinet, the end of 2013 were against. Recourt MP from the Labour Party said that when privacy breaches should be allowed only if they are directed. Also Dijkhoff of the VVD was storing large amounts of data “because it can” not desirable.

In addition to the powers of the intelligence services will expand the cabinet in a separate bill of the police. Regarding the government must hack the police suspects remotely, for example, to install malware. Also accused of certain serious crimes, as it is to the government, are forced to give up their encryption passwords.

Read the background of Tweakers about the proposed changes to the law on intelligence services.

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