Data theft
Jan 29 '19 16:10

Last year nearly 21 thousand data leaks were reported to the Dutch Data Protection Authority, more than double than the number of leaks reported in 2017 and three times more than were reported in 2016, ANP reports.

That does not necessarily mean that there were more leaks - the Authority can't say how many leaks went unreported. Organizations that discover a leak are obliged to report it to the privacy watchdog as soon as possible, but this does not mean everyone does so or that all leaks are discovered.

Dutch police officer with service firearm
Jan 29 '19 15:20

Last year the Rijksrecherche launched investigations into 27 incidents in which police officers shot at a suspect during their work. In these incidents three people were killed and 26 were injured, according to figures the Public Prosecutor released.

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Jan 29 '19 14:30

The most popular baby names in the Netherlands last year were Lucas and Julia. A total of 797 baby girls were named Julia last year, and 681 newborn boys were dubbed Lucas, social insurance bank SVB announced on Tuesday.

Handcuffs
Jan 29 '19 13:40

The police arrested a 14-year-old boy on Monday for taking a firearm to his school in Rotterdam Zuid. The illegal gun belongs to his parents, who were also arrested. The gun was found in a 15-year-old classmate's bag. This boy was also arrested, AD reports.

A spokesperson for the police would not tell AD whether the firearm was loaded, or which school was involved. 

The 14-year-old's mother called the school because the boy had the gun over the weekend and she was worried that he took it to school with him. The school then called the police. 

Child and airplane
Jan 29 '19 12:50

The coalition parties' talks on relaxing the children's pardon seems to be at a stalemate. After two meetings with State Secretary Mark Harbers of Justice and Security on Monday, the parliamentary leaders of the VVD, CDA, D66 and ChristenUnie still have not come to a solution. CDA, D66 and ChristenUnie want the rules on the deportation of child asylum seekers to be broadened, the VVD is refusing, NOS reports.

Gavel
Jan 29 '19 12:00

told the authorities that Delano R., a leader of motorcycle gang Caloh Wagoh, played a leading role in the in July 2017. De G. and co-suspect Howard K. are accused of murdering Wessels.

Policecar_antwerp
Jan 29 '19 11:10

Three people were found dead in a shed in the Belgian town of Eksel, about 15 kilometers across the border from Weert, early on Tuesday morning. The shed was set up as a drug lab. The Belgian emergency services responded to the shed on Kiefhoekstraat after the local brigade got a tip about a strange smell from someone calling from Eindhoven, AD reports.

How the victims died is not yet clear. The fire brigade is taking measurements and samples that will be analyzed by a judicial laboratory and specialized firms.

Child with teddy bear
Jan 29 '19 10:20

One of seven men accused of sexually abusing a 13-year-old girl in Winschoten, took his own life, the court confirmed to Dagblad van het Noorden.

Police officers in Krakow, Poland
Jan 29 '19 09:27

A 23-year-old man from the Limburg town of Born died in Krakow in Poland over the weekend. The local police believe he fell from the roof of a hotel, where he was staying with friends, the Telegraaf reports.

A spokesperson for the police told the newspaper that the man likely climbed onto the roof of hotel Al Fresco to take pictures. It is believed that he slipped and fell. It snowed in Krakow over the weekend, and the roof was icy and slippery.

Whether the man was under the influence of alcohol or drugs is currently being investigated. 

A F-16 at Volkel Air Base
Jan 29 '19 09:05

The Defense Inspectorate launched investigations into two serious accidents at the Ministry of Defense, the Inspectorate said on its website.

The first incidents concerns a "serious injury to a soldier". The soldier was hurt during training at the Brigade Special Security Command in Huis ter Heide in October 2017.

The second investigation involves a F-16 fighter jet at the air base in Leeuwarden. The aircraft sustained "considerable damage" during shooting practice on the training ground for fighter aircraft on Vleiland on January 21st this year.

Surveillance cameras
Jan 29 '19 08:46

People in the Netherlands don't realize how much they are being watched in cities, according to the initial results of study 'Your Neighborhood, Your Data' by the universities of Rotterdam, Delft and Leiden. Dutch people are also happy to share their data, if they feel they get something in return, NU.nl reports. 

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Jan 29 '19 08:17

Even though 10 people were injured in a large on Sunday, the blast that left three apartments destroyed could have ended so much worse. It is a miracle that no one died, firefighters and experts said to broadcaster NOS.

Icy road
Jan 29 '19 07:33

Motorists in the Netherlands are warned to take extra care when commuting to work this morning. The roads may be icy and slick due to wet parts freezing overnight. Meteorological institute KNMI issued a code yellow warning for the entire country, except for the Wadden islands.

"Chance of slickness. All traffic participants may be hindered. Adjust your driving behavior. Follow weather reports and warnings", the KNMI warns. The code yellow warning is in effect until 11:00 a.m. By then the iciness should have melted away.

Koninklijke Marechaussee
Jan 28 '19 18:10

A co-pilot scheduled to fly a commercial flight departing Schiphol on Sunday was stopped by police for alcohol consumption. The 51-year-old man was detained at the airport and issued a spot fine of 3,400 euros after breath tests showed an alcohol content three times higher than the legal limit for flight crews.

Diamonds
Jan 28 '19 17:30

Several men were convicted on Monday in connection with a 65 million euro in 2005. The highest prison sentence handed down was a seven-year term, even though gemstones worth about 40 million euros were never recovered.

Police at the Zuider IJdijk in Amsterdam where a woman's torso was found in a suitcase, 19 Jan 2019
Jan 28 '19 16:40

 in Amsterdam Oost on January 19th do not belong to missing , the police confirmed with DNA tests, according to the Telegraaf.

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