Five bar and cafe owners arrested in France for running no-log WiFi networks

Found on ZD Net on Monday, 12 October 2020
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The bar and cafe owners were arrested for allegedly breaking a 14-year-old French law that dictates that all internet service providers must keep logs on all their users for at least one year.

French media pointed out that the law's text didn't only apply to internet service providers (ISPs) in the broad meaning of the word — as in telecommunications providers — but also to any "persons" who provide internet access, may it be free of charge or via password-protected networks.

So, taking this law literally, everybody at home has to keep logfiles as soon as a friend or family member uses their Internet connection.