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Submission + - Anonymous commentators protected under Swiss Law (tagesanzeiger.ch)

sjau writes: According to the Zurich based newspaper the Swiss Federal Court (=Supreme Court) rendered a judgment which protects the anonymity of commentators. The Swiss Federal Court ruled that online comentators on websites shall get the same level of protection as media confidential sources. In the case the online website of the swiss tv station SF1 contained foul-mouthed comments about other people. Towards the police and prosecution SF1 refused to hand over details of those commentators. The Swiss Federal Court protected SF1's stance under the Swiss Data Protection act — however a comment must contain at least a certain degree of information.

Considering that the Swiss Federal Court protected just two months ago filesharers from being logged by Logistep, the privacy in Switzerland has been blostered once more with this decision.

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