May 052013
 May 5, 2013  Posted by  Breaches, Featured News, Laws, Non-U.S., Surveillance

Duncan Geere reports:

The government of the Netherlands has announced plans to grant police permission to hack into computers located abroad in an attempt to fight online crime.

The powers, which also give police the ability to install spyware, read emails and delete files, will be subject to the oversight of a judge but critics have said they set a dangerous precedent.

The bill also makes it a crime to publish stolen data and for suspects to refuse to decrypt files during a police investigation.


  One Response to “Dutch police to be given permission to hack into foreign servers”

  1. This could cause the dutch hackers in question to be arrested if they ever step foot on USA soil if they’ve been hacking into any US servers.

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