Tuesday, July 9, 2013

The Netherlands also Spies Massively on its Citizens

John Knieriem of the Rotterdam hosting company Intermax said that 2.3 million times a year, data from his company is being observed by various authorities. According to him, tapping into private data in the Netherlands is far more frequent that in the United States. Knieriem has no idea what the authorities do with the data taken from his company. His company is obliged to deliver data to the database of the Central Informationpoint Investigation Telecommunication (CIOT). This is a department of the Ministry of Justice which keeps data in a bunker in Maasland. According to a report of the ministry, in half of the cases, it cannot be checked whether the authorities use the data according to law.

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