Loophole provides investigative services access to previously deleted data




Secret services and Justice have an agreement with the tax authorities concluded that gives them years after they have certain data itself destroyed, access to that data. These include more to pay transactions, data made car rides and other issues.

The Tax Administration may retain such information as long as necessary fiscal and that period is five to seven years, but justice and security services to remove those data much earlier. By concluding an agreement sharing the Tax that information with other government departments, shows research by Correspondent.

“The short conclusion is that the tax authorities extensive powers to collect data and these powers are also plenty of commitment,” writes Correspondent. The tax authorities collect sensitive information about millions of Dutch, such as data on employment, wages and banking transactions, but also images of registrations, data on parking and that was made to travel in public transport.

The tax authorities may retain the data for as long as they are ‘relevant for tax purposes. This period is to last five to seven years. Although the tax authorities have a duty of confidentiality, but before apply a wide range of exceptions . Information that the AIVD, DISS and the DA not simply be allowed to claim or services itself may be held less time accessible. Yet so “So the Dutch police, according to the law, the so-called no-hits, badges that do not match any of persons wanted or a fine in them, immediately remove it. Such data can still be viewed at the Tax for years open”, Correspondent says.

Confirm several professors across Correspondent situation. The police may be the limitations of his own passion for collecting circumvent this way, says Guido de Bont, Professor of Tax Law at the Erasmus University in Rotterdam. “It’s all just for the tax and any rooster that crows at it., We have created a monster.” The Administration has not yet responded to the article


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