[GNC-dev] GDPR and terrorism

John Ralls jralls at ceridwen.us
Tue May 22 14:51:30 EDT 2018

> On May 22, 2018, at 11:42 AM, Frank H. Ellenberger <frank.h.ellenberger at gmail.com> wrote:
> Am 22.05.2018 um 19:21 schrieb Geert Janssens:
>>> IRC includes IP addresses, which the GDPR explicitly mentions as personal
>>> information, in “joined” messages, and those get logged. ISTM those
>>> messages aren’t important as they’re not part of the conversation and we
>>> could easily stop logging them delete them from the existing logs.
>> Yes, I think we should do that.
> It depends: most private used IPv4 are dynamic IPs - changing at least
> daily. They are useless without the dial in protocol of the provider.
> That is the reason, anti terror laws try to force them to store them.
> Then again courts declare the anti terror law unconstitutional.
> I don't know the current practice of providers with IPv6.
> Question: How will you behave, if you see, last night XXX announced an
> terror attack on our channel?

Even with dynamically-allocated IP addresses the ISP can identify which customer has an address -IPv4 and IPv6-given the address and the timestamp. IP addresses are specifically mentioned in article 30.

I would notify local law enforcement who will pass it up the chain to the appropriate level. Article 19 excludes criminal activity from being protected under the GDPR.

John Ralls

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