ICT Institute speaking in De Balie on security Intelligence referendum

| Floris van den Broek | Security

On 26 February, ICT Institute presented at a discussion evening in De Balie. De Balie is a well-known platform and center for freedom of speech, contemporary art, politics, culture, cinema and media, situated near the Leidseplein in Amsterdam. ICT Institute co-founder Floris van den Broek spoke about the technical aspects of obtaining personal information for a full and sold-out house. The video recording can be seen here https://vimeo.com/257582502. Our presentation starts at 12 minutes into the program.

The evening was also covered by several other speakers, including Huib Modderkolk, who spoke about the content of the law, Luca van der Kamp, who initiated the Referendum, Paul Abels, Professor Governance of Intelligence and Security Services and advisor at Nationaal Coördinator Terrorismebestrijding en Veiligheid, who was interviewed by Astrid Oosenbrug, ex-Tweede Kamerlid ICT en Privacy. The evening was moderated by journalist Bart Krull.

Some of the conclusions were that the Sleepwet is quite detailed. It also covers some areas that urgently needed to be updated from the old law, which was from 2002. Most speakers had some concerns about the law, but did not agree with abolishing the sleepwet completely. Instead suggested several issues to be repaired in order to alleviate their concerns. The referendum, however, will ask for a ‘yes’ or ‘no’ vote, so the final voice on this advisory referendum on 21 March will be to the public.

For organisations, there were clear learnings of this evening about storing and safeguarding information. These learnings were anyway necessary for the compliance with the new GDPR/AVG regulations, so the comments from the audience were that this was a fruitful evening with several learnings that are useful for improving privacy and compliance to the regulations.


Image: DeBalie

Floris van den Broek
Author: Floris van den Broek
Dr. Floris van den Broek received his PhD in Computer Science at TU Delft and his Masters of business Administration at  University of California, Berkeley. He is a a co-founder and director of ICT Institute with a focus on sales and business development. Next to his work at ICT Institute, Floris is on the board of various ICT companies and has been active in private equity. He is also a certified ISO 27001 lead auditor.