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PRESS: Sleepwet outreach

posted Mar 22, 2018, 4:14 AM by Marco Spruit   [ updated Mar 22, 2018, 4:19 AM ]
My professional opinion on the Sleepwet/WiV was published on the Utrecht University homepage as well as the regional news headlines, after being prepared by our UU science editor/public information officer... Furthermore, together with other computer science colleagues in the Netherlands an extensive statement was issued on our concerns with the current Law for the intelligence and security services (Wet inlichten- en veiligheidsdiensten, Wiv). 

The UU piece was subsequently picked up by the popular regional online news paper DUIC one day before the national referendum on this topic. The official result will be made public in a week from now, but it will be a close call either way.

Finally, next week a group of secondary school students will interview me about the implications of the Sleepwet for their school project... 
Outreach is important stuff!

PS: The nice Wifi wordcloud was made using on the table of contents of the US Research Council's 2008 report Protecting Individual Privacy in the Struggle Against Terrorists.