ICT industry puzzled about possible police powers hacking across the border




Netherlands ICT, an association of ICT companies such as Microsoft and Oracle, is worried about the new legislative proposal Computer Crime III. The association says that he is amazed at the passage to be allowed to hack into the police empowers across the border.

Netherlands ICT is concerned about the impact of the bill on the Netherlands’ position as a major hub for Internet traffic and as a location for ICT companies. The association represents 576 members, including Microsoft, Oracle and IBM. They believe that parts of the bill, such as those for cross-border may hacking, harm confidence in ICT. The industry emphasizes international cooperation between police and ICT companies as essential to see, something that the component would affect.

“Instead of encouraging information about vulnerabilities, use them to hack it to myself. And instead of promoting international cooperation, they give the police the authority to break up Netherlands in outside systems,” explains Netherlands ICT.

The legislative proposal Computer Crime III earlier this week presented to parliament. In the Explanatory Memorandum of the proposal is included that the police is authorized in principle to the detection of data within the country. Often, however, it is true that the location of data can not be determined and it is permitted for the claimants to proceed with the investigation. Once it is clear that the information is stored to be made abroad there should rogatory. If the request is rejected or if a response takes too long then it is still possible to pass off the investigation. That is for example, if the severity of the impact justifies the action. “Is this sufficient reason to use such a drastic measure? We think not,” said Netherlands ICT.


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