FIOD-ECD

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Fiscal Information and Investigation Service
Fiscale inlichtingen- en opsporingsdienst
Common name FIOD
Abbreviation FIOD
Agency overview
Formed 1945 [1]
Preceding agency FIOD (from 1945)
Employees 1250
Legal personality Governmental: Government agency
Jurisdictional structure
National agency
(Operations jurisdiction)
Netherlands
Population 17 million
Legal jurisdiction As per operations jurisdiction.
General nature
Operational structure
Overviewed by Ministry Ministry of Finance (Netherlands)
Headquarters Utrecht, Netherlands
Teams

The Fiscal Information and Investigation Service, in Dutch "Fiscale inlichtingen- en opsporingsdienst" is the Dutch Anti-Fraud agency.

History[edit]

The FIOD-ECD was formed when the FIOD and the ECD were merged in 1999. In 2010 the name changed into FIOD.[1]

Role[edit]

The FIOD main roles are in investigation and governance. Investigations are mainly carried out into economic, fiscal and financial fraud. Governance is carried out in economic and financial areas.[1]

Any one of the five main Dutch Ministries (Economics, Finance, Foreign Affairs, Justice, and Health, Work and Sports) can order the FIOD to act on information of fraud committed.

They are also the investigational unit for several financial watchdogs.

Piracy[edit]

One of the investigative teams is the Team Opsporing Piraterij (Team Investigations Piracy) which specifically investigates breaches of the Copyright-act of 1912.

It has cooperated with BREIN to investigate p2p sites hosted in the Netherlands.[3] [4]

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