Legal Obligations for logging Guest Internet Access

2020Media is a UK provider of Guest Wifi for Cafes, Coffee shops, commuwifi symbolnity spaces, campsites, small businesses and more.

If you provide guest access to the Internet, for example WiFi in your coffee shop, the question of whether you are required to register, log or retain user data (identity or usage) is a complex area, not least because there is conflicting and continuously changing information.

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Information

Information is said to double it’s value when made accessible. Not sure that maxim applies to this collection of useless knowledge!

Portmanteau Words from the Internet

emoticon – emotion + icon

knowledgebase – knowledge + database

email – electronic + mail

modem – modulator + demodulator

netiquette – Internet + etiquette

The end of the internet…

Minister for the Internet

We marked the end of the internet as we know it with a celebratory event on the evening of 22nd March at the London Transport Museum in Covent Garden.

300 or so people queued around the Piazza to get in to the 2 1/2 hour even which featured “Minister for the Internet” MP Ed Vaizey, Internet pioneer Prof. Peter Kirstein and finished with a song – “the day the routers died (video)” (to the tune of Bye Bye American Pie).

IANA (Leo Vegoda) did a re-run of the handover of the last block of IPv4 addresses (video) to RIPE (Nigel Titley). This historic event meant there are no no more blocks of IPv4 internet IP addresses in reserve – and the inclusion of IPv6 is now a reality.

2020Media are fully committed to IPv6 and will be taking part in World IPv6 day on 8th June 2011.