Annual Report 2018-2019

The Investigatory Powers Commission (TIB) was introduced in the ISS Act 2017 which entered into force on 1 May 2018. When the intelligence and security services AIVD and MIVD wish to use certain special investigatory powers, they need the authorization of the Minister of the Interior and Kingdom Relations and the Minister of Defence respectively. The TIB then reviews whether that authorization was given lawfully. In practice, the TIB reviews the request underlying the authorization. If the TIB deems the authorization to be lawful, the service may use the investigatory power. Only in urgent cases does the TIB review the request after the fact. In this annual report the TIB reports on its activities and findings in the period from May 1st 2018 to April 1st 2019.