Nov 062017
 November 6, 2017  Posted by  Featured News, Non-U.S., Surveillance

David Meyer reports:

The Netherlands is set to have a national referendum about new mass-surveillance legislation, after opponents of the ‘dragnet law’, or Sleepwet, secured enough signatures to demand a poll.

Under Dutch law, the government has to hold a non-binding referendum on an issue if the country’s Voting Commission receives at least 300,000 valid signatures demanding it.

Campaigners got over 417,000 signatures, of which the commission said 384,126 were valid. The regulator recommended on Wednesday that the referendum should take place on March 21, to coincide with municipal elections.

Read more on ZDNet.

Thanks to the EU reader who sent this along.

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