According to CTIVD, the regulator for the Dutch intelligence services AIVD and MIVD, there are major risks that the two services will act in violation of the new Intelligence and Security Law because guarantees that they will do so are lacking or not properly regulated. As a result the AIVD and MIVD themselves don't know themselves whether they're acting in line with the law, NOS reports.
Minister Kasja Ollongren of Home Affairs and Kingdom Relations did not want a critical report from the supervisor on the Dutch intelligence services to be published just before the referendum on the new law for the intelligence services, Nieuwsuur reports based on documents received after appealing to the freedom of information act and the Intelligence and Security Service Act.
Intelligence service AIVD is careless about privacy when sharing information with foreign services in the search for suspected terrorists, concludes the supervisory committee on the Dutch intelligence services CTIVD. Additional measures are required, the committee said in a report, ANP reports.
Dutch intelligence services AIVD and MIVD violated multiple rules in the period between October 2015 and March 2016 when eavesdropping on conversations with lawyers and journalists, according to the body that oversees the services CTIVD, the Volkskrant reports.
The AIVD illegally eavesdropped on three conversations between a target and his or her lawyer, according to the CTIVD. This involved "indirect tapping" - the AIVD was listening in on conversations of a suspected terrorist and in doing so als listened to conversations the suspect had with a lawyer.
The Council of the Judiciary wrote a very critical letter to Minister Ronald Plasterk of Home Affairs over the new datamining law that allows intelligence service AIVD to strategically intercept large amounts of data from the internet.
The Dutch military intelligence service MIVD shared information that could be used in so-called "targeted killings" by other countries. While the service complied to the rules in this, the rules are insufficient to remove the risks of the MIVD inadvertently contributing to the unlawful use of force, the CTIVD concludes in a report published on Monday
Intelligence service AIVD unjustly collected information on Bonaire former minister and deputy Jopie Abraham while he was negotiating Bonaire joining the Netherlands, Minister Ronald Plasterk of Home Affairs admitted in a letter to Abraham
Intelligence and security service AIVD unjustly spied on communications between lawyers and clients 13 times between February 2014 and March 2015, according to the annual report by the CTIVD, the committee responsible for supervising the Dutch intelligence and security services
There are no concrete indications that Mohammed B., the man serving a life sentence for the 2004 murder of Theo van Gogh, had any accomplices in the murder, according to the CTIVD, the commission supervising the intelligence and security services.
The power given to Dutch intelligence agencies to spy on the people of the Netherlands is dangerously imbalanced, The Netherlands Institute for Human Rights stated on Tuesday. The watchdog commented on the proposed new Intelligence and Security Law currently making its way through Dutch parliament.
Dutch intelligence service AIVD has once again been intercepting confidential conversations between lawyers and their clients, this time with law firm Seebregts & Saey in Rotterdam.
A number of Amsterdam law firm Prakken d'Oliveira's clients are refusing to communicate with their attorneys by phone or email because they are afraid that the General Intelligence and Security Service, or AIVD, is listening in
Lawyer firm Prakken d'Oliveira has filed a lawsuit against the Dutch government for the AIVD eavesdropping on lawyers' conversations with clients, Volkskrant reports.
The General Intelligence and Security Service (AIVD) kept a DNA database that is not permitted by law, according to a report by the Supervisory Committee on the Intelligence and Security Services (CTIVD).
The General Intelligence and Security Service (AIVD) often and for a long time listened in on conversations of lawyers and former lawyers of the firm Prakken d'Oliveira in Amsterdam. According to the firm, this is evident from Minister Ronald Plasterk's (Internal Affairs) reply to a complaint. Prakken d'Oliveira has terrorist suspects among their clients.
Minister Plasterk wrote to the Second Chamber that there will be a new investigation into the actions of the General Intelligence and Security Service (AIVD) after the murder of Theo van Gogh.
The monitoring program PRISM from the American intelligence service NSA has also prevented an attack in the Netherlands, according to a report from the controller of the services in the Netherlands, The Control Commission concerning the Intelligence and Security Services (CTIVD), about the activities of the service in 2013, the Volkskrant reports.