European Data Protection Digest

Court: Privacy Outweighs Copyright Enforcement

PRIVACY LAW—THE NETHERLANDS

May 23, 2013

PCWorld reports on a recent Dutch court’s ruling that privacy laws that protect bank accountholders take precedence over sharing information to assist in copyright enforcement cases. “The Dutch ING Bank doesn't have to reveal who has access to a bank account, the number for which is posted on the website FTD World, the Amsterdam district court ruled,” the report states. “There is no relationship between ING Bank and copyright infringement,” Judge Sj.A. Rullmann wrote. Dutch anti-piracy foundation Brein has said it disagreed with the ruling and will be appealing the case.
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