Dec 182009
 December 18, 2009  Posted by  Non-U.S., Surveillance

Ot van Daalen writes:

The Dutch Minister of Justice promised on 26 November 2009 at the request of the Dutch Parliament to provide more transparency regarding wiretapping. The Dutch government is placing relatively many taps on a per-capita basis, compared to other countries. During a debate in the Parliament, members of Parliament voiced their concerns on the lack of transparency and insisted on more accountability.

In reaction, the Minister of Justice indicated firstly that the government would provide information on how many internet-taps are placed. It also promised to commission a report regarding the effectiveness of wiretapping.

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