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Old 03-05-2013, 21:40
JasonWatkins
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Dutch police may get right to hack in cyber crime fight

The Dutch government has announced plans to give police far greater powers to fight cybercrime.

Under a new bill, investigators would be able to hack into computers, install spyware, read emails and destroy files.

They could also break into servers located abroad, if they were being used to block services.

Critics say the proposed measures are unnecessary and could set a dangerous precedent for people living under oppressive governments.

Use of the powers would be subject to the approval of a judge, the government stresses.

The bill would also make it a crime for a suspect to refuse to decipher encrypted files during a police investigation.

It is expected the draft legislation will be put to parliament by the end of the year
Interesting. If it gets passed, I suspect many other organisations will be keeping an eye on them to see if it does actually help fight crime to any significant degree.
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Old 03-05-2013, 21:45
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Our police already do this.
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Old 03-05-2013, 21:57
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So does the FBI. Its nothing new.
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