Dutch Trade and Industry Appeals Tribunal by it order dated July 9, 2015, annulled two judgments of the Rotterdam District Court and held that the Authority for Consumers and Market (ACM), the competition authority, can rely on evidence obtained through wiretaps by other governmental authorities for the purpose of criminal investigations. However, the ACM does not have the power to tap phones itself. The Court of Appeal concluded that wiretaps provided to the ACM qualify as criminal law information and that no legal ground requiring an assessment of the Public Prosecutor is necessary prior to the issuance of data to the ACM. The only requirement for the issuance of wiretaps is the necessity to preserve substantial general interest which is fulfilled by cartel prohibition. The judgment confirms that exchanging evidence by Government authorities is valid, even if the receiving authority lacks power to collect such evidence using wiretap.