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Student action against new privacy laws

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Some things never change...Dutch students have gathered more than 300,000 signatures needed for a referendum on the new privacy laws that will go in effect on Jan 1, 2018. The new Information Act - signed into law earlier this year - is now meeting opposition from students.

The current Act on Information and Security Services dates back to 2002 and was in need of revision according to the Dutch legislature. The new ‘data tap’ act has already met severe opposition from human rights watch organisations, journalists, lawmakers, independent watchdog organisations and the European Commission for Human Rights.

Dutch lawmakers - in their infinite wisdom - have