Tim Cushing writes:
The Dutch government is looking to expand its surveillance powers, something which would seemingly be at odds with the current public antipathy towards mass surveillance, but of course isn’t, because governments are expanding powers even while complaining about being spied on. This would be the first major update of its surveillance authorities since 2002, something likely viewed as essential due to changes in technology and “evolving threats.”
Matthijs R. Koots has a very thorough examination of the proposed expanded authorities at his blog, which notes the expansion would come bundled with “improvements to oversight.
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