Data leak at Dutch Tax Office; Finance Sec. pressing charges

Janene Pieters reports:

An investigation into the Tax Authorities‘ practices in handling confidential information revealed ten cases of “unauthorized data exchange”, State Secretary Eric Wiebes of Finances informed parliament in a letter. In one case, the State Secretary pressed charges with the Public Prosecutor, he wrote.

The investigation in the Data & Analytics department is still ongoing, but Wiebes thought it best to inform the Tweede Kamer of the preliminary findings. All ten cases were reported to the Personal Data Authority, and the persons affected, as specified in the Personal Data Protection Act.

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