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Belgian intelligence services have tapped data more often in 2013 than in previous years; the increase was about 13 percent. This is evident from the tapping statistics made public by the governing body that controls the security services.

The number of taps of Belgian security amounted to 1378, the Standing Committee writes for Supervision of Intelligence and Security, also called ‘Committee I, “in his annual report , which first reported . That is an increase of 22 percent compared to 2012, but when the number of taps dropped by 7 percent from the year before.

The Belgian inform services, State Security and the GISS, most frequently used by the retrieval of account information or access to data sets with providers as a method to obtain information. Also retrieve location data from cell phones is mainly a widely used method.

The intelligence services say especially want because of the threat of terrorism, although espionage and counterespionage are many reasons mentioned. Fighting crime is rarely a reason for the intelligence agencies to intercept data.

The Belgian government has been making public tapping statistics of his intelligence. The Dutch government does not, according to a Dutch court would undermine the operation of the secret services.


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