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Dutch to force suspects to show passwords
The Dutch government said on Wednesday it plans to introduce a new law to force suspected terrorists and paedophiles to hand over computer passwords and punish those who refuse to comply.
"People suspected of having and trading in child pornography or terrorist activities will soon be compelled to work together to open encrypted files on their computers," the Dutch justice ministry said in a statement.
Mooted by Justice Minister Ivo Opstelten, the bill will be introduced in parliament in early 2013, it added. The proposal comes after a paedophile called Robert M was sentenced to 18 years in jail earlier this year for abusing some 67 very young children.