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France’s anti-piracy watchdog’s data collection methods violate privacy rules, EU court told

By Matthew Newman
  • 06 Jul 2022 16:24
  • 06 Jul 2022 16:24
France’s anti-piracy authority must seek a judge’s approval before it requests IP addresses from Internet service providers when fighting illegal downloads of copyrighted material, a lawyer for a French privacy advocacy group told EU judges.
Users’ IP addresses are “connection data” and include sensitive information that can reveal a person’s

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Matthew Newman

Chief Correspondent

Matthew Newman is a chief correspondent for MLex and writes about data protection, privacy, telecoms, cyber security and artificial intelligence. Matthew began his journalism career in 1991 in community newspapers. He worked as a reporter in Riga, Latvia in 1993 and then moved to Chicago where he covered local news. In 1995, he became a personal finance reporter for Dow Jones Newswires, and was then transferred to Brussels in 1999. He specialized in EU regulatory affairs, including trade and telecom issues. He began covering competition for Bloomberg News as an EU court reporter in 2004. In 2010, he was named spokesman for Viviane Reding, the EU’s justice commissioner. In January 2012, he helped launch the commission’s proposal to overall data protection rules.

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