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Privacy Agency Holds Up "Three Strikes" Copyright Law

ONLINE PRIVACY—FRANCE

January 7, 2010

France's Commission nationale de l'informatique et des libertés (CNIL), established in the 1970s to review national legislation for potential privacy impacts, is holding up enactment of a pending "three strikes" law for online copyright infringers, Ars Technica reports. The delay, says the report, is due to privacy concerns with the new authority, HADOPI, created to compile and manage the database used to track offenders. Before CNIL will provide the necessary endorsement, the agency wants to know more about how the information will be collected and archived.
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