I suspect it's more about a mechanism for stopping this sort of news:
, i.e. the repeated 'news' stories that UK members of parliament are pretty heavy consumers of porn themselves.
A number of the BBC stories amount to publicity-seeking parents violating the privacy of their non-censenting children by allowing them to be named as subjects in, particularly health-related, stories.
Note for parents: Children are not your property. Even if you think that publishing self-serving stories about them in the media or on the web is your prerogative they will eventually grow up and decide that you had no f***ing business so to do.
As this is a European company it is subject to European data protection and privacy legislation. Many countries have given their enforcement agencies quite significant enforcement powers to punish abuse and there is pressure for the penalties to be increased to the point that non-compliance is not going to be viable business model:
I don't even see why there are so many other posts about Kermit, laplink, file transfers, PCMCIA, etc etc. Worst case is that the hard drive has a proprietary connector and you have to solder an adapter on.
Because rule #1 when trying to get data off twenty-year-old hardware is "If it's working, mess with it as little as possible."
"Free markets select for winning solutions." -- Eric S. Raymond