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Privacy watchdog critical of plan for more powers NCTV: ‘Proposal seems like a license’ | Inland

The Dutch Data Protection Authority, the government’s privacy supervisor, strongly criticizes the government’s plan to give the National Coordinator for Security and Counterterrorism (NCTV) more powers.




The NCTV should be able to collect more information about citizens, but the Authority calls this ‘not good’ and wants the bill to be thoroughly amended, otherwise not submitted at all.

According to the Dutch Data Protection Authority (AP), there are no good guarantees laid down in the law. It would also be very difficult to have the work of the NCTV checked by a judge. This also makes it more difficult for citizens to stand up for their rights. “This bill is very vague in important parts and therefore looks more like a license for the NCTV,” said AP chairman Aleid Wolfsen.

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