In the Netherlands, court case draws attention to role of “ethical hackers” in cybersecurity
- Year: 2013
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A Dutch member of parliament appeared in court today to defend himself against the accusation of 'digital trespassing'. He gained access to personal medical records, but says he did that to prove that the website had a security leak. He is now part of a discussion in the Netherlands about 'ethical hackers' – those who go online in order to expose security lapses. FSRN's Peter Teffer reports. Peter sent us an update after today's hearing wrapped up. The prosecutor in the case demanded a fine of just over $2,000 and the judge is expected to rule on February 15.