PvdA wants law to extend powers to adjust secret services




Governing party PvdA wants a judge’s prior assessment or the AIVD and MIVD a large amount of data may drain. This is in contradiction with the bill by Labour Minister Ronald Plasterk.

Under the current bill to give the minister permission to collect dates in bulk. MP Jeroen Recourt says in front of the NIS that this permission was not sufficient. “We want a law that protects tackle terrorism but privacy. So it should not be that unfocused information is taken in. The main concern is that there is no independent judge is watching in the exercise.”

He therefore wants to see before a judge gives permission for data collection. The Labour Party’s opinion weighs heavily because Plasterk’s own minister who submitted the proposal and the party is also important for the required majorities as the Lower and Upper House to vote on the bill. Without the support of the Labour Party, the bill will probably not come through, so the government will probably have to modify the proposal.

The opinion of the PvdA parliamentary party comes a week after it became clear that companies like Microsoft, providers such as KPN and Vodafone, government agencies and even supervisor CTIVD critical to the adaptation of the Law on Intelligence and Security.

The adjustment controls that GISS and DISS now unfocused communication cables should wiretapping looking for possible suspects. Moreover, the services may require many more companies and organizations to help with tapping. Also in adapting new rules about hacking networks.


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