Out-Law.com: Treating IP addresses as personal data is best approach for businesses

Out-Law.com - March 9, 2016: It would be prudent for companies to assume IP addresses are personal data. This is because of the potential for that data to be used to identify individual internet users when matched together with other information.

Companies that treat IP addresses as being outside the scope of data protection laws run the risk of being fined. Significant financial penalties of up to 4% of a company's global annual turnover are a possibility under new EU data protection laws soon to be finalised.

By Kathryn Wynn (Pinset Mason, International law firm), Out-Law.com

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