More rules needed in police data mining

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The legal basis for searching through data, so called data mining, is too thin and needs to be changed, says Sven Brinkhoff, criminal lawyer at the Radboud University. 

As an example Brinkhoff mentions the UWV and Tax service increasingly sharing information with the police on the basis of an agreement. This is useful in the detection of money laundering. "But poses a big risk to privacy", says Brinkhoff. "With data mining the government also sees al ot of data of innocent people."

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