Minister: Consultations OV-chip card data by the police more than doubled




According to Minister of Justice Opstelten, the number of withdrawals from public transport smartcard data by the police in 2013 more than doubled compared to 2012. It was in 2013 to 265 retrievals. It is also not only targeted but also undirected claims.

End of 2013 appeared the message that the police weekly data progresses at Trans Link Systems, the company behind the OV-chip card. Minister of Security and Justice confirms that after parliamentary questions. “When TLS is about 110 times in 2012 and 265 times in 2013. It concerns both investigations by the police for missing persons and criminal investigations by the prosecutor,” wrote the minister. In criminal proceedings, Article 126nd Criminal Code apply to offenses and it would go with four years or more, as described in Article 67, first paragraph .

Not only is targeted actions, based on the number of the OV-chip card or name, address and place of residence, but also undirected retrievals. In addition, for example, the data of all cards used in incheckpalen in a given period requested. According to the Minister undirected claims are rare and are reserved for serious offenses, without giving. About details

Data of travelers using public transport, such as information on who is where at what time has in and checked out, be a years; few years ago it was seven years, but the public transport companies were by the Data Protection Authority on reprimanded.

Details on the number of withdrawals from the Service Park House and Residence Rights has not the minister. The base of this organization are the registration details of cars parking in a number of cities such as Amsterdam. Retrievals would have occurred include under investigation debit card fraud, said the SHPV earlier.

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