Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 17th May 2011 20:56 UTC
Legal "The French government's 'three strikes' approach to online copyright infringement relies on a private company that scans file-sharing networks and gathers the IP addresses of alleged Gallic content pirates. But that company, TMG, suffered an embarrassing security breach last week, and the French government has 'temporarily suspended' its acquisition of new TMG data while an investigation is underway." Yeah, the company that collects IP addresses of alleged file shares got Sony'd.
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RE: Olé !
by talaf on Wed 18th May 2011 05:57 UTC in reply to "Olé !"
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Well not really the same thing, but they sure are guilty of breaking the IL law on the protection of personal data against theft (this law, by the way, explicitely states that IP addresses are in fact personal data, and they know it because they do have a CNIL authorization to collect them).

This actually is the best part of hadopi for me. The IL law states that personal data shouldn't be collected and kept without consent from the user, and should NOT be kept more than a year. TMG violates everything, and the CNIL is forced by the government to look the other way. And now, it's leaked. What a great country we live in.

Edited 2011-05-18 05:58 UTC

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