View Full Version : French Govt Demands ISPs Retain Users' Activities, including decrypted passwords

04-08-2011, 03:05 AM
"...over in France, however, new data retention rules were recently published, which requires service providers to keep all sorts of info about their users -- including passwords in plain text:

According to the decree with immediate application (so in force since 1 March 2011), the data to be preserved include: the identifier of the connection at the origin of the communication, the identifier attributed by the information system to the content that makes the object of the operation, the types of protocols used for the connection and for the content transfer, the nature of the operation, the date and hour of the operation and the identifier used by the author of the operation, when provided. Moreover, the hosting companies must also preserve, for one year after the deletion of an account, even more sensitive data such as the date and time when an account is created and the identifier of the connection, his/her complete name, pseudonyms, associated post addresses, e-mail and associated addresses, telephone numbers and even password.


Full story with cross-reference links and comments @ http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20110405/11145913790/google-facebook-go-to-court-france-claim-data-retention-rules-violate-privacy.shtml

04-10-2011, 12:01 PM
A... J.... also mentions the progression of this type of thing around the World.It's a danger to them and they have to control it.The day they do control it,Ron Paul and the Libertarian message have problems.

04-10-2011, 12:07 PM
William Randolph Hearst, the Luce family, Rupert, Scripps-Howard, G.E. et al. didn't go to all the trouble to take all the MSM over just so the computer geeks could give free speech right back to us. Obviously they'll try to do something. And they're doing it--from U.S. treason charges against a person who is not a citizen of this country (would they have charged me with treason if I did something to piss the Soviets off?) to cracking down on porn.