The special investigatory powers that the AIVD can apply in their investigations are monitored by two independent regulatory commissions.
The first commission, the Investigatory Powers Commission (Toetsingscommissie Inzet Bevoegdheden, – TIB), reviews beforehand whether our request to use a special intelligence resource – wiretapping a communication device, for example – is legal or not (their judgment is legally binding).
The second independent commission, the Oversight Committee for the Intelligence and Security Services (Commissie van Toezicht op de Inlichtingen- en Veiligheidsdiensten, – CTIVD), retrospectively monitors our compliancy with both the Wiv 2017 Act and the Security Screening Act (Wet Veiligheidsonderzoeken, WVO).
Subject to a legal obligation to confidentiality, this body is entitled to inspect any information it wishes. It also regularly reports on the lawfulness of our intelligence work.