NIS News reports the other phone tapping story of the week (this one’s about Dutch journalists having their phones tapped…)
“De Telegraaf says four of its journalists including chief editor Sjuul Paradijs have been phone-tapped by the AIVD secret service. The newspaper, the biggest in the Netherlands, is now taking the State to court with the support of the entire press sector.
“According to De Telegraaf, its journalists Jolande van der Graaf and Hans Kuitert have for months been phone-tapped, followed and observed. The telephones of chief editor Sjuul Paradijs and deputy chief editor Joost de Haas have also been tapped.”
The Dutch Supreme Court has upheld a ruling that allows the country’s AIVD secret service to deploy ‘special investigation techniques’ such as phone-tapping following a dispute with De Telegraaf newspaper.