The new Dutch Security Act and its impact on Internet startup-ups

The Dutch legal context went through a lot of changes since 2013 when it scored one of the highest privacy ratings in the world. Now, the judicial infrastructure is changing and a new law proposal gives more powers to the Dutch General Intelligence, Security Service and Military Intelligence Agencies to mass survey and wiretap innocent civilians.

The law not only has huge implications for Dutch civilians, it also has a huge impact on internationally focused Dutch startups as they fall under the proposed regulation. For example, there is a new law proposal which allows the Dutch General Intelligence, Security Service and Military Intelligence Agencies to mass survey and wiretap innocent civilians.

Country: Netherlands

Domains: Privacy IG

Stakeholder: Government

Tags: data protection, legal context, Netherlands, intelligence agencies, new law proposal, cybersecurity, startups, surveillance, privacy

Posted on Friday 24 July 2015

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