the hague - The initiators of an advisory referendum on the so-called draft law have collected 8000 signatures within a day. One of the initiators, student Tijn de Vos, reports that.
The first horde for the consultative referendum on what is formally called the new Intelligence and Security Act was already taken. Friday showed that the Electoral Council had approved more than 19,000 requests for such a non-binding referendum. With that, the necessary 10,000 for the first phase were well received.
In the second phase 300,000 signatures must be collected.
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The law gives the General Intelligence and Security Service (AIVD) and the Military Intelligence and Security Service (MIVD) wider access to citizens' telephone and internet data. The initiators, delivered students from Amsterdam, speak of a 'tow law' with 'major consequences for the freedom of citizens. '