Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte failed to correctly archive messages on his outdated cell phone, an authentic file stated on Monday.
Nicknamed “Teflon” through the Dutch media for his talent to live on scandals, Rutte stated in May that he had archived all necessary messages, however deleted others to liberate house on his outdated Nokia.
“The Prime Minister’s chat messages are (…) insufficiently archived,” the Dutch govt’s data and heritage inspectorate concluded in its file.
Many messages “have been deleted”, the inspectorate famous, with out having the ability to specify what number of of them must had been stored in line with Dutch archive legislation.
And the officers who archived the messages did so in line with “a government instruction (…) which does not seem to comply with the archive law”, the file additionally discovered.
Rutte, who has been head of presidency for 13 years, nearly at all times despatched his incoming messages to an authentic for archiving, however the file discovered this wasn’t at all times the case with outgoing messages.
The file additionally discovered the way in which Rutte’s messages have been archived resulted in a lack of information as a result of they forwarded messages did not display the time they have been at the beginning gained.
“Good archiving is important to know how things happened,” the inspectorate stated.
The Dutch day-to-day de Volkskrant printed Rutte’s manner of archiving textual content messages again in May, once they sought get right of entry to to govt communications overlaying the COVID pandemic length.
Rutte’s devotion to an outdated Nokia telephone has helped burnish his symbol with the general public of any person who lives a easy and frugal way of life.
After the talk, Rutte – who could also be recognized for biking round The Hague – swapped his outdated telephone for a brand new smartphone.
On Monday, Rutte stated his place of work would glance right into a conceivable exchange in govt directions on archiving messages.