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European Court Declares Dynamic IP Addresses are Subject to Privacy Protection Rules

The Advocate General, top advisor to the European Court of Justice, has issued an opinion today about Internet anonymity, Electronic Privacy Information Center reports. "He found that dynamic IP addresses are personal data subject to data protection law. The opinion concerns the case of German pirate party politician and privacy activist Patrick Breyer who is suing the German government over logging visits to government websites. ... The opinion is not legally binding but 'is usually a good indication of how the court will eventually rule'." The issued opinion in full: Case C-582/14, Patrick Breyer v Bundesrepublik Deutschland.

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