Uit het persbericht van Privacy First:
Periodiek wordt ieder land dat partij is bij dit verdrag door het VN Mensenrechtencomité beoordeeld. Begin juli moest de Nederlandse regering zich bij het Comité verantwoorden over diverse actuele privacykwesties die mede door Privacy First waren geagendeerd.
Over de Sleepwet merkt het comité in de concluding observations op:
The Committee is concerned about the Intelligence and Security Act 2017, which provides intelligence and security services with broad surveillance and interception powers, including bulk data collection. It is particularly concerned that the Act does not seem to provide for a clear definition of bulk data collection for investigation related purpose; clear grounds for extending retention periods for information collected; and effective independent safeguards against bulk data hacking. It is also concerned by the limited practical possibilities for complaining, in the absence of a comprehensive notification regime to the Dutch Oversight Board for the Intelligence and Security Services (CTIVD) (art. 17).
The State party should review the Act with a view to bringing its definitions and the powers and limits on their exercise in line with the Covenant and strengthen the independence and effectiveness of CTIVD and Toetsingscommissie Inzet Bevoegdheden (TIB) that has been established by the Act.