Only 10% know what the dragnet law is about

The arrival of the Intelligence and Security Services Act 2017, known as WIV in Dutch and referred to informally as the dragnet law, caused quite a commotion in the first half of this year. Nearly everyone had an opinion about it, but only a handful proved capable of separating fact from fiction, as became apparent from the WIV fact checker provided by Fox-IT.

On a dedicated website, until the referendum on 21 March, visitors could take a quiz to say whether six statements were correct or incorrect. Over 8,000 people visited the website, and nearly 3,700 completed the whole quiz. Only 10% of them turned out to be able to answer all the questions correctly. Fox-IT released the fact checker to inform voters about the technical side of the ‘dragnet law’.

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