Good for Scarlet on winning! And I agree with them, ISPs should not be monitoring their consumers' usage, even though it's still happening for throttling and cap purposes - which I don't agree with either. At least I know they do in Canada :(
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The funny part about this is while it may not be there responsibility to monitor every user or communications on there networks if the fail to do so they are only asking for major difficulties for themselves in many ways so they really have no choice than to do so at least to some degree which is not a light one.
I am not saying it is there responsibility to control users as that is definitely not so.
I'm happy that finally some ISP's think it's not in their best interest to spy on their customers; here in Canada a group called openmedia is trying to stop our government from passing a bill (into law) that will allow police/ RCMP/ etc. direct access to anyone's personal information (including where they've been going/ what they've been up to on the internet)...all without any form of search warrant.
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Good to see this decision! Let's hope that it stays final, so we'll get less of these intrusions from sticky beaks.
In the U.S. they pretty much already have the right to get whatever information they want. ISPs are going to log users information regardless of if they need to or not.
Every so often, the European Commission and the European Court of Justice do make rulings which follow the letter of the law and even protect ordinary people's interests, rather than acceding to the wishes of industrial lobbyists. This would seem to be one of these all too rare occasions. Kudos to the ECJ !...
Let's hope that they keep on making these right decisions. Keep on doing good ECJ. I'd have to agree with you gazd1, 100%.
At least someone's doing something right, somewhere in the world, lol. Glad to see this.
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