The Netherlands' Data Protection Authority has criticised that government's proposed data retention legislation.
The government put forward amendments to its data retention regime in response to the April 2014 European Court of Justice decision that invalidated the EU's Data Retention Directive (along the way causing trouble for countries that had based their laws on the DRD).
The Netherlands government’s websites were taken offline for around 10 hours on Wednesday following a DDoS attack.
The motive for the sustained packet-flinging assault – directed against the Dutch government website's hosting provider, Prolocation – remains unclear.
Darren Anstee, director of solutions architects at Arbor Networks, commented: “Based on the information currently available, it looks as if a variety of attack vectors may have been used in these attacks, which in itself is not that unusual.”
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Anti-piracy group BREIN has just released its annual report revealing its activities during 2013. The Hollywood-affiliated group says that in addition to taking down more than 500 torrent, linking , streaming and Usenet sites, 206 Pirate Bay proxies fell victim to its threats.
During the first few months of each year, infamous Dutch anti-piracy group BREIN details its successes of the previous 12 months.
A court in The Hague has ruled that local internet service providers (ISPs) can stop trying to block The Pirate Bay, because blocks are overbearing and do not work.
A ruling from the Dutch court (pdf) sees justice side with two ISPs that have baulked at implementing whackamole blocks and take a different view of the hard line pursued by local copyright cartel enforcer Brein.
Brein approached the courts in 2010 with a request that the ISP Ziggo put a wall around The Pirate Bay. Ziggo resisted the rightsholders' demand and was joined by another ISP called Xs4all.