Police asks 2.3 million times data ISP and telco customers




The government has 2.3 million times in 2013 requested personal data of Internet and telecom customers. This is less than in 2012 and often about the same as in 2011. It is not known how the secret services often requested data.

It involves data obtained from the so-called CIOT database. Upload Everyday providers of internet and telephony their entire customer base to the database, which is hosted by the government. Next, there is relatively easy to retrieve data without the necessity of a court order. Police and several other agencies These include for example, the name and address data in an IP address or telephone number.

The number of 2.3 million queries is about as high as in 2011. In 2012 the number of queries was still at 2.8 million. In 2.1 million cases, there was a hit on an entered IP address or phone number and name and address data could be handed over. In total, the agencies received 2.7 million responses; that number is higher than the number of queries, since data from an Internet and telephone subscription, for example, emerge from a single telephone number.

The vast majority of searches was done by the police; the number of queries by example, the Fiscal Intelligence and Investigation Service, the Public Prosecutor and 112 plants is relatively low. Especially the police department in the eastern Netherlands was enthusiastic, with as many as 400,000 queries. The divisions in Rotterdam and The Hague were each responsible for more than 300,000 queries.

The data are incomplete: it is not known how frequently roams the secret service in the CIOT database. The government refuses to give statistics on the AIVD; the number of telephone and internet taps is kept secret. Which according to the government statistics would release too much about the way the intelligence services, should they become public.


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