French court orders ISPs to block sites, snoop emails, sniff underwear

TAGs: arjel, France, ISP blocking

French-Courts-ISP-Snoop-EmailsAs French gaming authorities ARJEL unleash the nation’s judges to protect their most-favored online gambling operators, they are ratcheting up the pressure on French internet service providers to do most of the dirty work. As if ordering ISPs to block non-approved international operators such as Stan James wasn’t enough, French courts are requiring ISPs to screen digital communications to ensure that users were not circumventing the censorship. But many ISPs are viewing this as le dernier straw. As one ISP exec put it, “We are like the postal service, we do not open the mail.” Not yet, you don’t… Read more.


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