Insurers want access to Project X vandals to recoup costs
Friday 28 September 2012
The national insurers association has met justice ministry officials to discuss possible access to the names, addresses and criminal records of people convicted of vandalism in connection with the Project X Haren viral party.
Junior justice minister Fred Teeven confirmed the meeting to reporters on Friday, saying he would like to help the insurance companies but there are 'privacy problems'.
The insurance association on Thursday called for privacy laws to be amended so they can recuperate the cost of repairing the damage directly. It is not worth the cost for individual insurance companies to track down each vandal individually, the association said.
No-one has yet put a figure on the cost of the Haren riots a week ago. So far 39 people have been arrested and dozens of people have made claims for damage.
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