Today's Hard|Forum Post
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Friday June 17, 2011

ISP Wrongfully Sent 300 "First Strike" Letters To Innocents

You know something is messed up when an ISP sends threatening letters to the wrong people. I mean, aren't they the people that are supposed to know who is doing what on their network? eek!

According to a report which has flown almost completely under the radar, last year an ISP sent out around 300 "first strike" warning letters wrongfully accusing innocent subscribers of Internet piracy. ISP Eircom implemented the scheme in partnership with the recording industry and is now being investigated by the Irish Data Protection Commissioner.