Dutch Court Questioning Why Police Outsourced File Sharing Evidence Collection To Industry Group | Techdirt

Dutch Court Questioning Why Police Outsourced File Sharing Evidence Collection To Industry Group | Techdirt. 2nd July 2010

A very interesting decision from the Court of The Hague (Dutch court thus, not Danish, a mistake in the TechDirt post) which replaces criminal law into context. Crime is associated with State sovereignty; enforcement of criminal law belongs to the state and its official authorities. Hence, only police officers have power to search and seize illegal materials; any investigation done outside the official structure is invalid and can potentially violate citizens’ right to privacy. Thus, it is right, and I would add, more than welcome, that the Court of the Hague reminds the prosecutor of his duties: no private evidence suffices to bring a case before the court.

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About Audrey Guinchard

Senior Lecturer @ University of Essex (UK)
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