University lecturer Fokke Fernhout was sitting on a train to Maastricht earlier this week when he overheard the mayor and aldermen of the municipality Utrechtse Heuvelrug discussing confidential matters in the 2nd class train compartment. Fernhout published part of the conversation in a blog.
The Rijksrecherche, the department that handles internal investigations at government services in the Netherlands, launched a criminal investigation into information leaks from the confidential committee responsible for the appointment of a new mayor of Amsterdam, NU.nl reports.
The Public Prosecutor is investigating who leaked information from the confidential committee responsible for nominating a new mayor for Amsterdam. This follows the Telegraaf writing about procedures the committee follows in finding a mayor for the Dutch capital, NOS reports.
Information about the appointment procedures for a new mayor is supposed to be strictly confidential. A person who leaks information from the confidential committee could face a hefty fine or community service, according to the broadcaster.
The Public Prosecutor demanded five years in prison against former police officer Mark M. in court on Tuesday. He is suspected of selling confidential information about criminal cases to criminals for years and then laundering the money he made from it. The Prosecutor also wants to ban him from working in a public function for 10 years, NOS reports.
Relatives of MH17 victims can view the final footage of their loved ones, recorded by security cameras at Schiphol Airport, from this week. How many relatives will actually do so, is not yet clear. Though according to the Ministry of Justice and Security, there is "certainly" interest to do so, RTL Nieuws reports.
A majority of the Tweede Kamer, the lower house of Dutch parliament, is in favor of a legislative amendment that would extend confidentiality to also apply to parliamentarians' digital communications, such as WhatsApp messages and emails. The government submitted the proposed amendment in 2014, and the Tweede Kamer debated it on Wednesday, NU.nl reports.
Minister Stef Blok of Housing officially declared the renovations to the Binnenhof in The Hague confidential. The Binnenhof is where most of the political buildings in the Netherlands are located. In the interest of security, the Minister therefore decided that information about security, installations and equipment should not be widely known, NOS said.
Former VVD politician Jos van Rey landed himself in a world of cronyism, bribery and corruption, the Public Prosecutor said in court on Tuesday in the formulation of the sentence demand against Van Rey. "It appears that the suspect got caught up in his own success and lost feeling for what can and can not be", the prosecutor said
A few days before Budget Day 2015, the Dutch secret services AIVD and MIVD foiled a possible attack on the building of the Tweede Kamer, the lower house of Dutch parliament
The government believes that the intelligence agencies were not acting unlawfully by eavesdropping on lawyers' conversations with their clients in the interest of national security and will therefor appeal against the court in The Hague's ruling to stop this practice.
Intelligence agencies must stop eavesdropping on confidential conversations between lawyers and their clients, the court in The Hague ruled on Wednesday morning.
A number of Amsterdam law firm Prakken d'Oliveira's clients are refusing to communicate with their attorneys by phone or email because they are afraid that the General Intelligence and Security Service, or AIVD, is listening in
Lawyer firm Prakken d'Oliveira has filed a lawsuit against the Dutch government for the AIVD eavesdropping on lawyers' conversations with clients, Volkskrant reports.
The police have received an important tip about the murder of former minister Els Borst. Crime journalist Peter R. de Vries received information about someone with a duty of confidentiality, who can not talk to the police him-/herself. De Vries gave the tip to the police.