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Dutch govt calls on Vodafone to not publish tap requests

Monday 31 March 2014 | 10:22 CET | News
The Dutch government has asked Vodafone Netherlands not to publish the number of phone-tapping requests it receives from local law enforcement officials. As part of a global policy for increased transparency, Vodafone asked the government in February if it could release numbers on the tapping requests. Dutch security and justice minister Ivo Opstelten told parliament that the company may report the data, but he asked the operator not to do so. The government already publishes an annual report giving the total number of tap requests, split according to internet and phone uses. It has earlier

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Companies: Vodafone
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