A coalition of journalists, lawyers, civil society organizations, and IT- and tech companies is preparing a lawsuit to postpone the implementation of the new law for the Dutch intelligence and security services, NU.nl reports.
The Koninklijke Marechaussee and other special investigative services like the FIOD will soon have the authority to launch undercover operations, deploy infiltrators and listen in on confidential communication themselves, according to an adopted legislative amendment that takes effect this summer, the Volkskrant reports.
Twelve organizations teamed up to file a lawsuit to stop the implementation of a new data mining law in the Netherlands. The new law was adopted by the Dutch Senate on Tuesday and gives the intelligence services more capabilities to spy on internet traffic on a large scale.
Dutch fitness club Fit For Free has surveillance cameras in the locker rooms of 19 of its gyms, RTL Nieuws reports based on its own research. The gym claims it is an anti-theft measure, but privacy experts call it a "scandalous" violation of privacy. Fit For Free informed the broadcaster that the cameras are now turned off.
Four Dutch privacy organizations threatened Facebook with legal action if the social media giant and its subsidiaries do not stop sharing European users' personal data with the United States. The groups gave Facebook until January 15th to clarify its policy on this matter
Privacy watchdog Privacy First has filed a lawsuit against the State stating that speed limit cameras violate the privacy of citizens, RTL reports. The court will handle this case this month.
Internet providers and telecom companies no longer have to store communications data, the court ruled today, stating that the importance of privacy outweighs the need for the information, NOS reports. The judge scrapped the law that obliges companies to do so.
The foundation Privacy First is calling on citizens to no longer enter their license plate numbers in the parking meters in Amsterdam. The massive protest should ensure that the administrative costs and are too high for Cition and that the controversial registration parking is abolished, De Telegraaf reports.