Dutch cabinet has proposed to allow remote hacking




The Dutch government has a proposal to the Lower House which should allow investigative services remotely suspects may hack to intercept or inaccessible data. The text of the proposal is not yet known.

Because the text is not yet known, it is not clear in which cases the Government hacking away at it and does not want to allow. The intention is that the proposed ‘space gives investigators under strict conditions to apply certain investigative measures in the detection of serious offenses, “says the government.

The message of the Cabinet also mentions that there are “insufficient opportunities (are) for example, to find out passwords to encryption of data undone. What the government wants to do concretely to improve it, is not known.

The proposal comes as no surprise. Then Minister Ivo Opstelten of Security and Justice said last year that the “terughack’ proposal was coming. The government has, presumably to get more support, motley with some measures to prevent the return of jihadists or plotting to make a possible attack more difficult. That theme is topical by the recent attacks in Paris and the threat of possible attacks in Brussels. However, the message does not mention a specific implementation of the rules that the jihadists make it difficult, so, depending on the text of the proposal, the possibility that investigators also use the power of other ‘serious crimes’.


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