AMS-IX does not have access to the information that is being exchanged between the connected parties on its peering platform, nor does it store metadata concerning that information. To date, AMS-IX has not complied with requests and/or warrants from Dutch Government Agencies or Law Enforcement that relate to such information. Under the existing Intelligence and Security Services Act 2002 no Dutch Governmental Agency has the legal authority to intercept cable-bound internet traffic in bulk.
AMS-IX will only comply with a request for information or warrant, if such a request or warrant is valid and hence meets all the criteria that the applicable law requires. Therefore, AMS-IX will always examine any request or warrant before complying.
AMS-IX shall always assess if it is in the position to comply with a request for information or a warrant. As provider of a peering platform, AMS-IX does not have access to the information that is being exchanged between the connected parties on its peering platform, nor does AMS-IX store metadata concerning that information. Therefore, AMS-IX cannot comply with requests that relate to information that it does not have access to. In the Netherlands, requests for information or warrants are therefore commonly directed at service providers having access to the applicable information.