illegal wiretapping

The AIVD building in Zoetermeer
Mar 30 '17 09:45

Dutch intelligence services AIVD and MIVD violated multiple rules in the period between October 2015 and March 2016 when eavesdropping on conversations with lawyers and journalists, according to the body that oversees the services CTIVD, the Volkskrant reports. 

The AIVD illegally eavesdropped on three conversations between a target and his or her lawyer, according to the CTIVD. This involved "indirect tapping" - the AIVD was listening in on conversations of a suspected terrorist and in doing so als listened to conversations the suspect had with a lawyer. 

Plasterk_Dutch_politician_kabinet_Balkenende_IV
Oct 7 '14 15:49

Between September 2012 and August 2013 the General Intelligence and Security Service (GISS/AIVD) illegally eavesdropped on people. In that period the number of wiretap operations increased by 11 percent compared to the previous year.

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