Dutch police automatically incerceps Internet traffic
Thu 16 Jul 2015, 15:47

Dutch police now automatically intercept internet traffic when setting up a telephone tap, online magazine Computerworld reports on Thursday. The news was buried in the justice ministry’s annual report which was published in May and has only now been made public, the website states.

Proposed new law gives intelligence services broader powers
Fri 18 Sep 2015, 16:01

On July 2, the Minister of the Internal Affairs proposed and published (source document in Dutch) a new Intelligence and Security Services Act as part of an internet consultation process. The law provides the Dutch intelligence and security agencies with more powers for intercepting communications and searching automated systems.

Surveillance of international communication legalized
Fri 27 Nov 2015, 15:44

The Constitutional Court gave its approval to all the legal provisions of the Law on International Surveillance, complementing the Intelligence Bill, the former being much less polemical than the later bill. The Law on International Surveillance was submitted to the court in September after a provision of the Intelligence Bill on International surveillance was censored by the court in July for not providing the conditions for operating and controlling the collected intelligence. The new law legalizes the surveillance of communication emitted or received abroad, namely through the interception of data transiting undersea cables.

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Microsoft allowed to sue U.S. government over e-mail surveillance
Mon 13 Feb 2017, 12:42

Microsoft persuaded a judge not to let the U.S. government out of a lawsuit alleging the company’s free-speech rights are violated by a law that blocks it from alerting users to the clandestine interception of their e-mails.