KPN expansion powers secret services is too great breach of constitution




After Tele2, KPN has also turned against parts of the adjustment to the law which regulates the powers of intelligence. According to KPN’s part of the law even an excessive infringement of a constitutional right.

It is included the retention periods for data that KPN would have to intercept too long, argues the provider in its response to the consultation for the revision of the regulations. Data that police and judicial authorities have to examine as relevant as KPN apparently no retention period ‘, while non-relevant data must be kept long.

KPN makes, like competitor Tele2 last week was doing, worry about the cost of the interception. Which now lie with companies. KPN also find the bill on unclear points. “The bill leaves behind a lot of uncertainty about the scope of the cooperation duties. For the operators […] the introduction would […] mean in theory that they every conceivable form of unfocused drain ‘in their networks and services should have prepared. Hopefully this is an unintended consequence of the bill, but in any case, that conclusion is not realistic. ”

In addition, we are concerned about the part of the proposal which would permit it legal to hack into computer systems to assist investigation. The provider wants the carrier networks in the law are expressly excluded and therefore may not be unpunished hacked.

There are at time of writing more than 450 responses to the bill. Companies and individuals have until Tuesday to submit their views. Then the government will probably come up with responses to the zienswijzes. Besides KPN and Tele2 have responded as the National Ombudsman and employers’ organization VNO / NCW.


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