You know I had a bad week this week. Well bad in the sense that I have my fingers in many pies and feel I am doing nothing well. Today has improved, I am pulling my fingers out of one of the less tasty pies, so I can enjoy, appreciate those tasty pies left 🙂
Day: 17 October 2008
IP addresses NOT personal data in Germany
wowow A German court has ruled that IP addresses should not be considered personal data because IP addresses cannot identify the user. The ruling is consistent with guidance published by the UK Information Commissioner last year, but clashes with the April Article 29 Working Party opinion that IP addresses should be considered personal data. Read more..
This sort of makes sense today. After all we have not yet arrived at a time in the future when an IP address can be used to identify us, that is, not just assume that if this person uses this computer it can identify the user. One day as devices become more ubiquitous, I guess that will come 😉