Why this is a terrible idea
The capabilities that are proposed in this Act are very far-reaching and give the secret services virtually free rein. Will we soon be able to use the Internet without our data being analysed by the algorithms of the secret services?
And on top of that, with this law, the government is breaking down supervision. There is constant talk of making supervision 'dynamic' and moving it from the TIB, which has to give its permission beforehand, to the CTIVD. The CTIVD now only carries out checks during and after the event. But the main difference between these two supervisors is that only the TIB has binding powers, and can therefore really intervene. In this so-called 'relocation', supervision is therefore being sidelined. We must not let that happen.
When the Evaluation Committee came up with proposals last year that scaled down the TIB's supervision, there was an immediate reaction in Parliament. Various motions were submitted calling on the government not to scale down supervision. We do not want to detract from the humanitarian disaster that is now taking place in Ukraine as a result of Russian aggression or the threat that this poses to Europe and the Netherlands. However, this crisis should not lead us to blindly throw away safeguards and put our rights and freedoms at risk. That is not the way to protect a free and democratic Europe.