Machine translations by Deepl (Belgium), 4 April 2015: 'Trajectory control is illegal'

In the Netherlands, the organisation Privacy First has launched a lawsuit against the state in response to the country's route controls. Those cameras not only film who is speeding, and Privacy First president Bas Filippini thinks that is unacceptable.

'I would like to hear from the judge how far we should continue with this madness and film and record every bit of public space in the Netherlands,' Filippini said. The Dutchman's lawsuit is not his test case. He has challenged the state in privacy issues before and was proven right by judges on a number of occasions. For instance, he previously successfully protested against so-called 'license plate parking', where motorists have to enter their number plate in a vending machine when they want to park.

Benito Boer, Filippini's lawyer, thinks his client stands a good chance again. 'The cameras over the highway are an invasion of the privacy of Dutch citizens and there is no legal basis to justify it,' he echoed.

Two new route controls in Flanders

On Friday, it was announced that there will be section control on two additional motorway sections in Flanders from next year: the E40 between Sint-Stevens-Woluwe and Heverlee (about 10 kilometres) and the E313 between Antwerp-East and Ranst (about 7.5 kilometres).

Flemish Mobility Minister Ben Weyts (N-VA) is a strong supporter of the system. 'Trajectory control has a strong effect, which continues even after the controlled trajectory. (...)"

Source:, 4 April 2015.