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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  1. identicon
    Tor, 30 Apr 2009 @ 2:08am

    Lawyer reported to Bar Association

    Lawyer Peter Danowsky who commented on the ISP's choice to not store logs have now been reported to the The Swedish Bar Association which organizes all laywers in Sweden for having violated their Code of Conduct. According to the code of conduct a lawyer may not "scandalize or make insulting statements about an opponent in a legal procedure". (in Swedish)

    Peter Danowsky is also the lawyer who represented IFPI in the Pirate Bay court case.

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