The two intelligence services had to operate in a legal vacuum for a long time. Since 1991, regulations in the intelligence sector have greatly increased. By the Act of 18 July 1991 [pdf] the intelligence services were subjected to the review of the Standing Committee I.
A second milestone was the Act of 30 November 1998 [pdf] governing the intelligence and security services, which for the first time set out the responsibilities of the civil and military intelligence services.
Since then, many other laws have been added:
Recently, the Act of 4 February 2010 on special intelligence methods by the intelligence and security services was passed. This Act has come into force on 1 September 2010. This Act has changed a series of existing acts.
For a full overview of all standards (treaties, acts, royal decrees and ministerial orders, but also relevant directives and cooperation agreements), we refer to the table of contents of the Intelligence Services Codex issued by the Standing Committee I.