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.
The European Court of Human Rights on Wednesday ruled that employers are allowed to read their employees' chats and emails sent during work time. "It is not unreasonable that an employer wants to check that employees do their work", the court decided
The government has received more than 300 responses to last week's internationally distributed call for witnesses in the flight MH17 investigation, De Telegraaf reports.
Dick Schoof, the National Coordinator for Counter-terrorism and Security, has released hundreds of documents regarding the flight MH17 disaster after news agencies NOS, RTL Nieuws and Volkskrant appealed to the Freedom of Information Act.
Clients from ING complain that they are being duped as fraudulent emails that look like they come from banks are circulating, which trick people into giving their personal bank details in exchange for a bank card that has clients' personal IBAN number written on them, De Telgraaf reports.
During the first half of this year Apple received four requests from governments to release private data of Dutch citizens, according to a report from Apple on information requests from governments. It is the first time for the company to publish these figures.
Russian embassies around the world have received hundreds of thousands of emails from Greenpeace supporters, on behalf of the Arctic Sunrise crew, sailing under Dutch flag. The environmental organization says on its website more than 700,000 people have sent an email.