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/ 22 January 2008

Are IP addresses personal information?

Internet protocol (IP) addresses, a string of numbers that identifies a computer, should generally be regarded as personal information, the head of the European Union’s group of data privacy regulators said on Monday. Google insists an IP address merely identifies the location of a computer, not who the individual user is.

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/ 24 November 2007

YouTube rejects calls to monitor videos

Video-sharing website YouTube is refusing to filter out threatening material, despite calls for more restrictions in the wake of the school shooting in Finland. Pekka-Eric Auvinen (18) used YouTube to publicise his plans to attack his high school in Tuusula, hours before he killed eight people and then shot himself.