Posts Tagged ‘law’

Private Internet Access Shuts Down Russian Servers

Friday, July 15th, 2016

Could this be the beginning of the end for VPN providers?

Private Internet Access announced today to all its customers via email that it made the decision to shut down all of the company’s Russian servers. The VPN provider, who operates servers in dozens of countries, cites a new Russian law that makes it mandatory for providers to log all Internet traffic for up to a year as the prime reason. Additionally, Private Internet Access mentions that some of the company’s servers were seized by Russian authorities recently without “notice or any type of due process”.


UK Judge Deals Blow to File-Sharing Lawyers

Tuesday, December 14th, 2010

This is good news for everybody who’s ever downloaded an MP3 file …

British law firm ACS Law has already come under fire this year after hackers broke into their computer system and stole copies of documentation of letters and demands for recompense to people who had been accused by them of illegal file-sharing.


A Massachusetts privacy law is stalking your network

Monday, July 26th, 2010

Yikes! This is news to me, and something that most IT people should probably be aware of …

While provisioning yet another server or fielding a call from Sales for a password reset, you get the call. “Why didn’t you tell us about those Massachusetts files?” There’s no panic, because you haven’t the faintest idea what the caller is talking about. Yours is a Florida company. There’s not even a field sales office in Massachusetts.

What comes next is more disconcerting. “This is over my head. Expect a call from Legal.”

You check your inbox. Had you missed a broadcast about a class action lawsuit?