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    BSkyB to challenge requests for customer information from ACS:Law

    This is a discussion on BSkyB to challenge requests for customer information from ACS:Law within the Sky news and announcements forums, part of the SkyUser Announcements category; BSkyB, one of the UK's largest broadband providers, has said it will no longer cooperate with the requests of controversial ...

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      BSkyB to challenge requests for customer information from ACS:Law

      BSkyB, one of the UK's largest broadband providers, has said it will no longer cooperate with the requests of controversial solicitors' firm ACS:Law and that it will challenge them in court, after around 8,000 of its customers had their personal information leaked online.

      The details including credit card details and addresses of thousands of broadband users became accessible via the firm's website in the aftermath of a series of "denial of service" attacks, orchestrated by members of internet forums protesting about the methods of tracking and notification employed by the company.

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      Re: BSkyB to challenge requests for customer information from ACS:Law

      Well with Sky now not complying that means the majority of ACS Laws potential income has suddenly disappeared.
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      Re: BSkyB to challenge requests for customer information from ACS:Law

      It would have been nice for Sky to have done this initially, then the leaked data of Sky's customers could never have happened.

      All it took was to challenge ACS:Law and they stopped pestering the ISPs alledgedly.


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      Re: BSkyB to challenge requests for customer information from ACS:Law

      Quote Originally Posted by SatDish View Post
      Well with Sky now not complying that means the majority of ACS Laws potential income has suddenly disappeared.
      From what I have read this is a temporary thing until ACS get their house in order. While Sky have said that they have to cooperate because of a court order how come Talk Talk have done the complete opposite and haven't sent any of their customers details on to anybody ?

      http://www.talktalkblog.co.uk/2010/0...ection-breach/

      I say ‘other’ because TalkTalk has never given any customer details to ACS:Law or any other law firm working on this basis, so our customers will not be affected by this breach.

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      Re: BSkyB to challenge requests for customer information from ACS:Law

      Virgin also has not complied stating they will only give the required information only if they have a court order against the alleged file sharer (so ive read somewhere).
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      Re: BSkyB to challenge requests for customer information from ACS:Law

      Quote Originally Posted by Alan b View Post
      From what I have read this is a temporary thing until ACS get their house in order. While Sky have said that they have to cooperate because of a court order how come Talk Talk have done the complete opposite and haven't sent any of their customers details on to anybody ?

      TalkTalk customers not affected by ACS:Law data protection breach | The TalkTalk Blog
      Becuase Sky never said we will see you in court. However reading the news above, Sky will now do so.

      TalkTalk and VM did say that to the lawyers, from what I have read and so the lawyers never bothered naming them on the order. They would have had to spend thousands on Barristers etc to argue with TalkTalk and VM alledgedly.


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      Re: BSkyB to challenge requests for customer information from ACS:Law

      So Virgin and Talk Talk have never had any of these court orders, sounds odd to me seeing as they are not exactly small ISPs.

      Edit - I see (from above)

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      Re: BSkyB to challenge requests for customer information from ACS:Law

      Big ISPs can afford legal costs if they wanted to.

      afaik VM / NTL charged 20K for 800 (approx) IP addresses and so it is unattractive in reality for any lawyer to pursue an infringer.


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      Re: BSkyB to challenge requests for customer information from ACS:Law

      Working for o2 broadband support i get many a call from customers regarding ACS Law. They are the scum of the world. I had a single mother with a small kid ringing bout downloading gay porn.

      Bout time these guys were rumbled
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      Re: BSkyB to challenge requests for customer information from ACS:Law

      The information commissioner has now made a comment

      BBC News - ACS:Law could face 500,000 fine for porn list leak

      already a figure of half a million quid fine is being mentioned.

      This could really hit the bottom line for ACS.
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