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Dutch to amend constitution to protect digital comms

Monday 14 July 2014 | 10:29 CET | News
The Dutch cabinet has approved a proposal to amend the constitution to provide greater protection to telecommunications. Article 13 of the constitution currently protects the privacy of written correspondence, phone calls and telegraph communications. The government wants to change this to cover written communication and telecommunications. The new language avoids mentioning specific technologies in order to provide the widest possible coverage, including possible future techniques of communications. The amendment follows an earlier recommendation from a state commission on the constitution

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