The government plans to push through with its data mining plans that will give the intelligence services the capability to continuously spy on large amounts of internet traffic, the Volkskrant reports based on a still secret bill the paper has in its possession.
Analyzing data gained from data mining can help spot fraud and solve crimes, but comes at the risk of profiling citizens like criminals, according to the Dutch scientific council for government policy WRR in its latest advice to the government
A new legislative proposal gives the Netherlands' intelligence and security services the ability for eaves dropping on cellphone and internet traffic on a large-scale. But only if an as-yet-to-be-establishments independent committee gives them permission
Between 15 and 20 Dutch soldiers are actively fighting in Syria and Iraq, according to annual figures for 2015 from military intelligence service MIVD.
Submarines are absolutely crucial to the Dutch Defense force, because with out them the Netherlands would have to depend on other countries for intelligence gathering, according to the military intelligence service MIVD.
A few days before Budget Day 2015, the Dutch secret services AIVD and MIVD foiled a possible attack on the building of the Tweede Kamer, the lower house of Dutch parliament
A majority in the Tweede Kamer, the lower house of Dutch parliament, is set to approve plans to improve airline safety rules following the disaster with flight MH17 in July 2014. The plans include a covenant between the government and airlines, more money for the intelligence services to collect and share information and punishment for airlines who do not have their safety rules in order
The international judiciary team working on the MH17 criminal investigation is currently investigating remains of the missile that shot down the plane and expects to have evidence about the type of missile and where it was fired from "before the second half of the year", Chief Prosecutor, Fred Westerbeke wrote in a letter to the victims' relatives
The investigation into the leak of national security information from the highly-confidential committee for the intelligence and security services did not deliver any conclusive results. The investigation team told the Tweede Kamer, lower house of parliament, that there are no grounds to prosecute any Parliamentarian because they could not find a clear suspect
The Public Prosecutor laid an important decision about the committee that oversees the intelligence and security services at the feet of the Tweede Kamer, lower house of parliament, on Wednesday night. The Prosecutor has indications that one or more party leaders in the Kamer leaked information from this strictly confidential committee, and the Kamer now has to decide what to do about it
The Dutch Bar Association is concerned about the fact that the Ministry of Defense is recording calls between soldiers and their lawyers and that Defense departments other than the security agencies may be listening to the conversations.
Hackers are increasingly targeting the Netherlands and cybercrime and digital espionage remain the biggest threats to the digital security in the country. This is greatly influenced by geopolitical developments, such as international conflicts and political sensitivities.
Minister Ronald Plasterk plans to push ahead with the new law that will give the Dutch secret services more capacity for data mining and internet and phone tapping, despite criticism and complaints from privacy activists, human rights organizations and telecom companies.
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
The National Platform Firearms (LPV), a collaboration to combat the illegal firearms trade, was quietly disbanded at the end of January. This is according to an investigation done by television program Brandpunt Reporter, which was broadcast last night.
VVD Parliamentarian Klaas Dijkhoff denounced the phantom images raised by opponents that large scale data trawls will soon be conducted in the Netherlands, just like the NSA does in the United states, NU. reports. "The fear exists and people like to call up that feeling, but there is not country in the world where information is dealt with more carefully." he said.
The Dutch intelligence services AIVD and MIVD are not the whipping boys of the American intelligence community, in particular the NSA, states the Dutch Minister of Interior, Ronald Plasterk. The statement is a response to an accusation made by former NSA employee and US whistleblower Edward Snowden, who said Dutch intelligence services walk on an American leash and are "extremely docile."
According to American whistle blower Edward Snowden, mass surveillance is not effective at all. "The problem with mass surveillance is that you're burying people under too much data." Snowden said in an interview with Niewsuur in Moscow.
Dutch intelligence services AIVD and MIVD walk on the leash of USA's National Security Agency (NSA) and are "extremely docile" and seen as "subordinates", says former NSA and CIA employee Edward Snowden in an interview to Volkskrant and Nieuwsuur.
The number of Dutch jihadists is much higher than the government reports, according to ISIS expert Pieter Van Ostaeyen, former military intelligence analyst Ronald Sandee and the Dutch jihadists themselves.
A Dutch committee will investigate the performance of the Netherlands intelligence offices prior to the crash of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17. The Commission of Oversight for the Intelligence and Security Services announced their intention to evaluate both the AIVD and MIVD on Tuesday.
According to Edward Snowden, the Netherlands has not learned from his disclosure, but is making its laws worse. He said this via a video link during the presentation of the Big Brother Awards last night.
The Netherlands does not collaborate with illegal assassinations with drones. This is what Minister Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert of Defense said Wednesday in a Parliamentary debate.