More Swedish ISPs Decide To Keep No Logs To Protect Users

from the consumer-demand... dept

We recently noted that a Swedish ISP was advertising the fact that it doesn't keep log files of its users, following the newly implemented Swedish law, IPRED, that requires ISPs to hand over log files if users are accused of copyright infringement online. It appears that the attention generated by that one ISP has now lead multiple Swedish ISPs to also promise to delete all user data, so that there would be nothing to turn over. As a representative from Tele2 noted: "It's a strong wish from our customers, so we decided not to store information on customers' IP numbers anymore." Between this and the new interest in encryption and VPN software in Sweden, you have to wonder why the entertainment industry was so excited about the IPRED law passing in the first place.
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Filed Under: isps, log files, privacy, sweden
Companies: tele2


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    Anonymous Coward, 30 Apr 2009 @ 12:14am

    dont expect anything like that in the USA!

    The ISP(s) are in the pockets of the Government and visa-Versa in this country of Execs and shareholders first and Employees and customers last!

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