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About Pieter Omtzigt

Pieter Omtzigt is a Dutch Christian-democrat MP and Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe rapporteur on mass surveillance.

Articles by Pieter Omtzigt

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Adam Bychawski is an editorial assistant at openDemocracy

Constitutional conventions: best practice

Mass surveillance: wrong in practice as well as principle

The paradox of mass state surveillance, as the answer to non-state violence, is that it can overlook the intelligence targeted law enforcement finds and render critical infrastructures vulnerable—never mind threatening fundamental freedoms.

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