Today is a crucial day for Ronald Plasterk (PvdA, Internal Affairs). He has to explain himself in the House of Parliament for the collection of 1.8 million telephone details by Dutch information services.
The impending debate in the House of Parliament over spying will see the biggest lawyers in military criminal law demanding the secret service MIVD for clarity about illegal phone taps.
Members of Parliament want the minister of Defense, Hennis-Plasschaert, to explain what exactly the purpose is of equipment, owned by the American Defense Ministry, in Burum, Friesland.
The round-up of some of this week’s most noteworthy events and news stories features: The vicious attack on the Westgate shopping mall in Nairobi, Oad's bankruptcy and the consequences for thousands of travelers, and the developments around Greenpeace' Arctic Sunrise.
The general and military intelligence (MIVD and AIVD) will focus on cyber threats with a joined team.