Private details are now in FBI hands
SPAIN (Agencies) Some 2.5 million residents of Spain could have their personal details -including banking information- be in the hands of the FBI, according to Josep Trover, the lawyer who won the sentence against the 'digital tax' at the Brussels Court. "US legislation does not recognise protection of private data, so this information is in the hands of the courts there. Let's see what they do with it," says Jover. US authorities have already charged some users with illegal downloads, and some of them have been sent to jail. As soon as Megaupload, and other U2U (user to user) websites, opened a commercial account, they required basic information (name, address and ID) as well as payment details such as credita card numbers or a PayPal account. These pay systems alone generated some U$S 110 million over the last six years.>>>
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Some consumer agencies have encouraged users to claim back their private data from Megaupload, though there is no immediate information on the success obtained with it.
The President of the Asociación de Internautas (something like a 'surfers' group), Víctor Domingo, says that the FBI has already set in motion a kind of 'digital Guantánamo' whereby millions of users are wondering what will happen to their data, when they are with the FBI and which, he says, has the privacy issue up in the air. He has strongly suggested that statements should be made the National Police or the Guardia Civil alleging the disappearance of one's details.