Category Archives: Court decision

Data retention is not working, or …?

Webwereld posted an article today on data retention stating that is does not work. (Click here for the article and here for the evaluation of data retention for the Dutch Second Chamber.) In the article it is written that data … Continue reading

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Google not responsible for content paid adds

In a court case running since 2007 Australia’s High Court judged Google not responsible for the content of paid adds it presented after an end user’s search request. In the example Reuters (click here) gives a car sales company presented … Continue reading

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IP addresses and privacy sensitive data. A level playing field needed

Reading Peter Olthoorn’s book on Google (a link is found here), I ran into a passage on IP addresses. Where Google states that it does not see an IP address as privacy sensitive. An IP address could be used by … Continue reading

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Cyber crime and international successes in cooperation

Today a very short blogpost. To show that international success in fighting cyber crime is possible, I’d like to point out the cooperation between the Dutch National High Tech Crime Team and their partners in Armenia. The Russian responsible for … Continue reading

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Microsoft and FBI take down botnet “Rustock” (Revised)

Subsequent articles published after my blog caused me to a revision of the original article. Information provided by Microsoft’s EMEA Director Digital Crimes Unit, Jean-Christophe le Toquin, brought me up to speed. In a coordinated action Microsoft, armed with a … Continue reading

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MSN malware fine OPTA stands up in court

The administrative court in Rotterdam upheld the fine OPTA gave to the first of two MSN malware spreaders in the appeal case brought to the court. The two persons involved installed unsolicited software in MSN of end users on behalf … Continue reading

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(Former Dutch) 419 scammer sentenced in USA

In 2007 the Netherlands extradited a Nigerian residing in the Netherlands who was involved in advanced fee frauds, known as 419 fraud, after the article in the Nigerian penal code. In 2011 the Nigerian national was convicted, after appealing a … Continue reading

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