Dutch Secret Services Want To Monitor Phone, Internet

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The Netherlands intelligence services are planning to start monitoring telephone and internet services.

AIVD and MIVD secret services want to expand scope of their monitoring. Their plans are backed by ministers, broadcaster Nos reports.

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Currently, the Dutch law does not allow secret services to observe internet and telephone phones. They are only allowed collect details about conversations made via satellite or short wave, Nos said.

It is expected that a report on security service lawmaking will be released in the coming weeks, which will recommend amendments to allow security services to monitor internet and telephone phones.

The secrets services have already ordered systems to monitor telephone and internet traffic, the Volkskrant reports.