Minister: KPN takeover could affect national security




The acquisition of KPN by América Móvil may affect national security. Minister Kamp writes in a letter to both the First and Second Chamber. The Minister will nevertheless not block a takeover by the government.

Camp will be required to take measures to prevent the Mexican provider can spy through the acquisition of KPN, writes it. “In particular, the acquisition of KPN by foreign companies that directly or indirectly are under undue influence may affect national security. They that in the current situation a vulnerability to abuse of these networks and information available therein is present noted effects . It is up to the government to address through legislation. “said vulnerabilities fullest possible

Nevertheless Camp wants shareholders to decide on the acquisition. “Because of the above interests Cabinet actively involved and committed to an additional safeguard public interests through additional binding agreements.” Camp points out inter alia that KPN provides information to Dutch intelligence and confidential information that many government and business are sent over the networks. KPN Moreover fall as networks C-2000, the auxiliary services communicate with each other, including KPN. According to Camp, the continuity is not in danger.

América Móvil has now released the majority of the shares of KPN to get their hands and thus to control the company. The council believes that the Camp hostile takeover attempt to block . For now, the acquisition will not continue in any case: a foundation in the nineties was established to represent the interests of the Company resulting from the IPO has an option vetted to the majority of the shares to get their hands on an acquisition and thus prevent .



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