Police: digital detection is hampered by budget cuts




According to the Dutch police provide cuts that the new powers that have agents with the law computer crime III can not be deployed. The organization calls the budgets and tasks in the field of digital detection ‘irreconcilable’.

In an interview with De Volkskrant says Inge Philips who is deputy head of the Dutch police, that there is not enough money to carry out the tasks in the field of digital detection. Because the police have to cut next year 40 million euro ICT facilities, there is too little money to implement the law computercriminialiteit III, they should be adopted by parliament. According to Philips, go agents than “handicapped start”.

The new law on computer crime, the police are given more powers to do digital detection, for example by penetrating remote computers. According to Philips, these tasks are therefore not implemented with the available budgets. Politics has not yet responded to the statements made by Philips.

The Computer Criminality Act III is already in the works since 2013 and caused a lot of criticism. Among others, the proposed decryption command, which suspects can be forced to hand over passwords, met with much opposition. Ultimately, this passage was deleted from the bill. Two weeks ago, the law cybercrime III sent to the House, which has not yet voted.


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