A quarter of Dutch telecoms firms are using phone and email details they are required to store by law for marketing purposes, Nos television reports on Monday.
Nor are some of them destroying the information a year after it was collected, as they are supposed to do, Nos said.
The facts are contained in the report by the government’s telecoms agency, which was finished in April but never published, Nos says. The report was obtained by internet activist group Bits of Freedom using freedom of information legislation.
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