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Dutch Court Says Government Can Receive Bulk Data from NSA 109

Posted by Unknown Lamer
from the convenient-loophole dept.
jfruh (300774) writes Dutch law makes it illegal for the Dutch intelligence services to conduct mass data interception programs. But, according to a court in the Hague, it's perfectly all right for the Dutch government to request that data from the U.S.'s National Security Agency, and doing so doesn't violate any treaties or international law.
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Dutch Court Says Government Can Receive Bulk Data from NSA

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  • Bright side (Score:5, Funny)

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday July 24, 2014 @08:56AM (#47522177)

    I love how pretty much every country has come to the same conclusion: We can bypass our own laws if we have someone else do it for us.

    Well, if the US government charges a hefty fee for this - say a percentage of a country's GDP - we could be an exporter of Big Brother services.

    Just think, based on the economic principle of Comparative Advantage, we, the US of A, can spy on the rest of the World (think how much money the Chinese would pay us to watch their citizens!) while they pay us percentages of their GDPs.

    Think about it, we could sit on our asses in leisure while they all bust their asses growing our food, making our clothes, etc ... and if they step out of line, well, we KNOW where they live!

  • by TomRC (231027) on Thursday July 24, 2014 @10:02AM (#47522573)

    So, it's legal for Americans to spy on the Dutch? Who knew!
    Next it'll be found perfectly OK for the Dutch government to take kickbacks from American criminals that rob Dutch citizens.
    Hurrah for the newly authorized power of crime laundering!

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