Judges criticize new aftapwet

Judges criticize new aftapwet

Tech November 22, 2016 12:39

- Supervising interception of computer data and cell phones by security forces in a new bill inadequately regulated, is the Council for the Judiciary. The umbrella organization of judges from Tuesday criticized the proposal for a new Law on Intelligence and Security. There the independent supervision of the interception of data on suspicious citizens will soon be controlled by the security forces.

The old inlichtingenwet of 2002. Technological developments which satisfies not. The bulk of the information, such as telephone, Internet, email and apps now running online. According to the government the new law is needed to carry out their duties well services GISS and DISS. As for that reason to do so, may be decided to intercept telephone calls between Syria and Netherlands, to detect as Foreign rebel fighters in the Syrian Civil War.

It is not clear who is the last word in the bill, by which oversees the security services, the Council for the Judiciary. The question is how a minister can fulfill its powers and ministerial responsibility, as an independent oversight committee binding gives advice to the Minister.

There is also criticism of the powers of the review committee. Which can only assess the legality of the tapping, but can not access the information obtained. The Council for the Judiciary wonders whether that review it can take place without the committee knows what it's about.

The criticism follows earlier comments by the State Council, which expressed the end of October doubts about the effectiveness of supervision of the new powers.

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