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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 political, sexual or

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