Thu, Mar 21, 2019 - Page 8 News List

EDITORIAL: Keeping watch on the watchers

As with so many other national security issues, it comes down to finding the correct balance between the security of the state and safeguarding its citizens on the one hand, and guaranteeing freedom of speech and privacy on the other. Current and former NSB officers should be held to a higher standard when it comes to intelligence leaks than ordinary citizens. In view of the importance of reinforcing the deterrence effect of the National Intelligence Services Act, the government should seriously consider the proposed changes.

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