Criminals can easily circumvent politietap




Criminals can tap one of the police so simple work around to spoof the call appears to come from a lawyer’s phone number. Sender Under Dutch law attorneys may be because not bugged.

Last week it was announced that the spoof phone, making calls from other numbers seem to come than they actually are, leading to false data entry in the databases of the retention period. However, the spoof has more impact, message

Namely the National Police maintains a database of “secret holders numbers. These are numbers of lawyers who are recognized automatically and can be used by the National Police. Bugged out The system was introduced because defendants freely according to the law and must be able to speak with their attorney in confidence.

Criminals seem to spoof as they seem to come from a lawyer. Songs Because the numbers thus “secret holders numbers” seem to be from the database will prevent the politietap start. Last week, Minister Opstelten of Justice that the problem of spoofing is known and which is taken into account. The Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers reacts opposite however surprised. “This possibility has not been raised at the conclusion of the system of caller ID with us.”

Opstelten coming on February 13 with a letter about the problems spoof. PvdA MP Jeroen Recourt want for that time already clarification from the minister and this week will ask questions.


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