Krisztina Than, Madeline Chambers, and Yoruk Bahceli of Reuters report:
A draft government bill to reform intelligence-gathering will grant security agencies far-reaching surveillance powers with insufficient protection of privacy, an independent rights group said on Tuesday.
The government said the bill would bring a badly needed modernization of intelligence-gathering methods and improve internal security, without violating privacy, at a time of increasing threats posed by Islamist militants.
The Netherlands Institute for Human Rights said the bill, as now written, raises serious privacy concerns for the Dutch, who are some of the world’s most active telecommunications users.
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