Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Leak from Parliamentary Control Committee of Intelligence Services

The CIVD is a committee of most parliamentary faction-leaders which supervises the intelligence services and has access to confidential information from the Government. One of its members has leaked that the CIVD got information that the Netherlands had provided information on 1.8 million telephone conversations to the American NSA intelligence service. This news had earlier come in the public domain and led to accusations against the Minister of the Interior that he had provided false information on this issue to parliament. The national police detective service is now investigating which CIVD member has leaked the information. Several faction-leaders say that they wonder whether the justice-department listens in to their conversations in their rooms in Parliament.

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