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Dutch Senate votes to grant intel agencies new surveillance powers 13 Jul

The new Intelligence and Security Act gives police the ability to go after the relatives of suspected terrorists or other serious criminals instead of only specified individuals. The Act also grants Dutch intelligence agencies new surveillance powers such as data retention for three years by service providers and permission for intel agencies to share intelligence with their foreign counterparts (GCHQ, NSA, and so on).
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"Wiretapping can now be less targeted (think dragnet), hacking could also target close relations of targets. Voluntary informers could also be companies rather than individuals (e.g. ISPs giving easy access to data)."
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Local reports (in Dutch) by rtlnieuws and national broadcaster NOS provide more information and background about the surveillance law changes. ®

Referendum on Big Brother surveillance law to take place om March 15 1 Nov
"Although the referendum is going ahead, Christian Democrat leader Sybrand Buma has already said the new government will ignore the results."

Introduction of Dutch Intelligence and Security Act Postponed 3 Nov
"The introduction of the new Intelligence and Security Act has been postponed until May 1, 2018, when the referendum on the act will be complete. ...How did this story make you feel?"

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