AIVD

The Dutch secret service or Algemene Inlichtingen en Veiligheidsdienst falls under the home affairs ministry. It is charged with ‘identifying threats and risks to national security which are not immediately apparent’. It carries out operations at home and abroad, working together with over 100 different organisations. The AIVD employs 1,100 people, all of whom are sworn to secrecy about their work. website