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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    Sherlock Jones, 30 Apr 2009 @ 12:48am

    Here is the path

    Next, the government will enact legislation to force them to keep logs. Then the ISPs will change their logs so they don't keep user information. Then the govt enacts legislation to force them to keep detailed records. Then they allow anonymous proxies, and the govt. enacts legislation to ban the use of anonymous proxies. Next the govt enacts legislation for you the citizen to keep logs of your online activities, in order to comply with their other new legislation that you identify yourself as a non terrorist and child molestor.

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