EU Court Protects Privacy Of File-Sharing Suspect

  • January 30, 2008
Internet service providers in Europe do not need to disclose to entertainment companies the names of Web users suspected of file-sharing, the European Union's highest court ruled this week.

The EU court held that telecoms only need to disclose names of suspects in criminal cases, not civil lawsuits. EU countries generally provide consumers with a broad range of privacy protections.

--Wendy Davis

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