During Bitcoin Wednesday on 1 November 2017, senior policy officer for human rights surveillance and counter-terrorism at Amnesty International, Doutje Lettinga joined the conference to talk about how new Dutch Intelligence and Security Services Act violates Internal Human Rights Law.
Amnesty International, an international NGO that focuses on human rights, supports the five university students that called for a public referendum against the new law. Doutje discussed how this initiative could be a gateway to discussions over topics such as national security, human rights, law and government surveillance.
A small public debate on the subject was held on the same evening. At Bitcoin Wednesday on 7 February, 2017, another follow up discussion on the Sleepwet was held.