From: Slashdot – Skype Hand’s Teenager’s Information To Private Firm

Posted on 2012/11/06


a quick re-post from Slashdot http://yro.slashdot.org/story/12/11/06/0333221/skype-hands-teenagers-information-to-private-firm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+slashdot%2FeqWf+%28Slashdot%3A+Slashdot%29

Skype Hand's Teenager's Information To Private Firm by Unknown Lamer
New submitter andrew3 writes “Skype has allegedly handed the information of a 16-year-old boy to a security firm. The information was later handed over to Dutch law enforcement. No court order was served for the disclosure. The teenager was suspected of being part of a DDoS packet flood as a part of the Anonymous ‘Operation Payback’.”

According to the article, Skype voluntarily disclosed the information to the third party firm without any kind of police order, possibly violating a few privacy laws and their own policies.


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