Mr.dr. J.J. Oerlemans is Researcher at eLaw@Leiden, the Centre of Law for the Information Society, Leiden UniversityProfile page
A public policy on the gathering of publicly available online information does not exist. Such a policy should be made available in order create an accessible and foreseeable legal basis for the application of this investigative method.
Currently, there are no clear limits on the analysis of data on computers in criminal investigations. Limits for data analysis may be desirable considering the privacy infringement that occurs when information on computers is seized and analysed.
Do you know what data is retained by telecommunication providers? How does that affect your privacy? This blog will provide you with a more concrete picture of how the retention of location data by telecom providers effects your privacy.