Majority Room supports new aftapwet

Majority Room supports new aftapwet

A majority of the Second Room wants to make the intelligence services more powers to monitor internet traffic to drain. It is for the AIVD and the MIVD possible to large-scale internetkabels to drain to collect the data.

A spacious Kamermeerderheid of VVD, PvdA and the CDA is satisfied with the proposal of the government, is evident from a tour of Wednesday debating the Room about the renewal of the Law on the Intelligence and Security services (Wiv).

Several opposition parties want the proposal still quite a change, for example, by limiting how much data the services may collect, and how long that data is kept may be. But for many of the amendments seems to be no majority.

In the new Iph is to ensure that the services all types of data streams equal treatment. Now data traffic through the air, such as satelliettelefonie, however, large-scale be drained, but wired traffic. That distinction disappears.

Before a ‘trawl’ is turned off, a permission of the minister and a special evaluation committee. Afterwards, keep the CTIVD, the current supervisor of the secret service, an eye in the sail.


VVD-Member of parliament Ockje Tellegen says that the law is “very much needed”. She points, inter alia, on the statements of ITS director, Rob Bertholee, who last week EenVandaag said that the Dutch government has to deal with “hundreds” of cyber attacks from abroad. “It turns out that we have the services of the appropriate privileges in 2017 to ward off attacks from other countries”, says Tellegen.

Also PvdA Mp Jeroen Recourt relies on the statements of Bertholee. He says that the law a balance must be found between security and privacy. “In big lines that are there now.”

Thus choose Recourt a different position than fellow Mp Astrid Oosenbrug, that after the elections the PvdA-fraction of the leaves. The ICT expert said Monday at the Volkskrant that they are the renewal of the inlichtingenwet doesn’t support it. Oosenbrug is disappointed in the Hague and in politics, where, according to her, there is little scope for technical specialists. “Now I understand why the Second Room is distrusted.”

Oosenbrug voted earlier against a law that the police would allow suspects to hack, while the rest of the PvdA-fraction for voted. That seems to be the revision of the Wiv to happen again.

CDA-member of parliament Mustafa Amhaouch indicates also behind the new law: “That is long overdue. It is high time that we do this well and neatly arranged.” Amhaouch calls to the stored data on Dutch territory to save.

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The Council of State, Council for the Judiciary and the Authority of Personal data have criticism geüit on the proposal. According to them, shoot supervision and deficit data may be too long to be kept.

D66 Mp Kees Verhoeven has doubts whether the aftapwet however, make the Netherlands safer. “You can actually create a container with data to populate those three years can save. Our biggest concern is that that is ineffective, that that safety is not increased.”

Also, the SP Mp Ronald van Raak has doubts about the effectiveness of the proposal. After terrorist attacks, it often appears that the perpetrators were already known to the authorities, ” he says. The problem is, according to him, not the size of the haystack, but finding the pin.

“The core of the rule of law is that potential terrorists have to deal with. For them, there is no privacy because they’re our society to threaten,” says Van Raak. “But why would the government have to collect about ordinary citizens? It should be necessary. I’m still not convinced.”

Verhoeven fear, moreover, that the evaluation committee a “rubber stamp machine”, which always go along with the wishes of the minister. He wants to be within the commission more room for discussion about aftapplannen.

Retention period

Several opposition parties want the retention in the law in addition shorten. GroenLinks Member of parliament Linda Voortman suggests that data up to one year may be stored. She also intends to prevent the data need to be shared with foreign intelligence services.

Tellegen of the VVD says “big question marks” on an adjustment of the retention period, because the services sometimes greatly benefit from the availability of older data. For the military intelligence service MIVD is in any case a period of longer than one year, she thinks.

It is unclear what PVV thinks of the proposal. The party was not reachable for comment.

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