Registering IP adressesesWednesday, February 21, 2007 at 23:33 | Posted in Blogosphere, computer, Germany, internet, Legal, privacy, Web tools | 7 Comments
Tags: firewall, serendipity
It happens every now and then that Andre’s serendipity run blog does not feel like letting comments through. As customary in such cases, I am posting my comment in my own blog.
Andre writes about German ISP’s who have decided to keep the records of dynamic IP’s for only seven days instead of 80 days as they used to. More details about the topic can be read at Heise online. My comment would have been the following:
I have a register of IP addresses on my hard drive dating much longer back than seven days. My question is, would it be illegal to have a firewall like mine in Germany? 😉
What I want to ask is whether the German law would understand the records of a regular firewall as an infringement of personal rights of the bastards who are trying to illegaly access my computer. Not that there would be a very real chance for anybody to get sued for having a firewall but it would be interesting to know, just academically.
Edit: Now that I checked out, my comment has gone through to Andre’s post although it first looked like it did not. So now it has been posted in two places. Well, no big deal, really. 🙂