Dutch government rejects idea of no-spy agreements between European countries

Pieter Omtzigt of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) wrote a report on mass surveillance, as the basis for a draft resolution of the PACE Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights. In his response to the to the report, the Dutch Minister of the Interior Plasterk rejected the proposal of a multilateral “Intelligence Codex”, i.e., a no-spy treaty between European countries, citing it is unrealistic and would irresponsibly limit intelligence collection.

Country: Netherlands

Domains: Privacy

Stakeholder: Government

Tags: Council of Europe, agreement, Europe, intelligence codex, report, resolution, secret services, surveillance, privacy, Netherlands

Posted on Friday 13 March 2015

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