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 March 23, 2010  Breaches, Non-U.S., Surveillance

Jan Meeus and Merel Thie report:

What do a miracle doctor, a shrink, a lawyer and an imam have in common? Their professions are all on a list of words compiled by the Dutch public prosecutor for what is its biggest inquiry ever. All over the Netherlands, millions of transcripts of phone taps are currently being screened for phone calls between suspects and their lawyers, doctors or psychiatrists. A list of search terms has been compiled that could indicate a confidential conversation has taken place.

The large-scale inquiry by the Dutch prosecutor’s office comes after several high-profile cases in the Netherlands were upended by judges who found the prosecution had illegally tapped suspects’ lawyers in recent years.

Read more on nrc handeslblad. I think many Americans will be surprised at how much surveillance has been going on by the Dutch Justice Department.

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