Urgency procedure against the implementation of the Wiv

On the 7th of June 2018 the court hearing in the urgency procedure against the new law on the security and intelligence services (Wiv) will take place.

The plaintiffs will request the judge to decide that the State has to postpone the Wiv on several issues; the ‘hacking competence’, the collection of big data (the ‘dragnet’) and the exchange of (unevaluated) data with foreign agencies, until these matters are discussed in the House of Representatives and the Senate.

The plaintiffs are the organisations NJCM, Bits of Freedom, the NSVA, Free Press Unlimited, Greenpeace International, De Waag Society, Privacy First and the Platform Bescherming Burgerrechten and the companies BIT, Speakup, VOYS and Mijndomein. The Public Interest Litigation Project (PILP) of the NJCM coordinates the coalition, case lawyers are the lawyers of Boekx.

The urgency procedure will take place at the District Court in the Hague and starts at 10:00 a.m.

The summons can be read here (in Dutch)

Read our earlier announcement regarding this urgency procedure here: https://pilp.nu/en/public-interest-groups-threaten-sue-state-postpone-entry-force-wiv/

Read our dossier regarding the Wiv here: https://pilp.nu/en/dossiers/bill-intelligence-security-services-act-wiv/