Fwd: [swinog] IP address are now personal data

Thomas Mangin thomas.mangin at exa-networks.co.uk
Wed Sep 8 11:15:57 UTC 2010


Begin forwarded message:

> From: Pascal Gloor <pascal.gloor at spale.com>
> Date: 8 September 2010 11:25:18 GMT+01:00
> To: "swinog at swinog.ch" <swinog at swinog.ch>
> Subject: [swinog] IP address are now personal data
> Dear community,
> something important for us happened today that may have some impact on our daily business.
> Our Federal Court just decided that IP addresses are personal data and the federal law about data protection must also be followed also for IP addresses. Collecting IP adresses for private (corporate) investigation is not legal. Companies like Logistep have to stop their activities immédiately!
> As ISP be carefull not to publish traffic information containing IP addresses.
> see you,
> Pascal
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