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by Tymoteusz A. Góral

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#1606 Your dynamic IP address is now protected personal data under EU law
Europe's top court has ruled that dynamic IP addresses can constitute "personal data," just like static IP addresses, affording them some protection under EU law against being collected and stored by websites.

But the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) also said in its judgment on Wednesday that one legitimate reason for a site operator to store them is "to protect itself against cyberattacks."

The case was referred to the CJEU by the German Federal Court of Justice, after an action brought by German Pirate Party politician Patrick Breyer. He asked the courts to grant an injunction to prevent websites that he consults, run by federal German bodies, from collecting and storing his dynamic IP addresses.
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#1608 Linux kernel bugs: we add them in and then take years to get them out
#1607 Oracle puts out 253 fixes and a request to please apply patches NOW!
#1606 Your dynamic IP address is now protected personal data under EU law
#1605 Russian hacker, wanted by FBI, is arrested in Prague, Czechs say
#1604 Flaw in Intel chips could make malware attacks more potent
#1603 LinkedIn says hacking suspect is tied to breach that stole 117M passwords
#1602 Spreading the DDoS disease and selling the cure
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