Mar 152013
 March 15, 2013  Posted by  Business, Laws, Non-U.S., Surveillance

I’m old. I forget. Sometimes I tweet links to stories but forget to post them here. Cyrus Farivar reported:

French regulators have said Skype could face prosecution for failing to register as an “electronic communications operator” with France’s telecom regulator. The agency, known by its French acronym ARCEP, wrote in an English-language statement on Tuesday that “failure to comply with this obligation does, however, constitute a criminal offense.”

Being an operator that provides telecom services to the public “also implies compliance with certain obligations, which include the routing of emergency calls and implementing the means required to perform legally ordered [wiretap] interceptions,” according to ARCEP.

Read more on Ars Technica.  RT provides a Russian perspective on the situation.

Thanks to Joe Cadillic who made me aware that I hadn’t posted this story.

  One Response to “France says Skype could face prosecution for failure to register as a telecom”

  1. Prosecution? against a multinational megacorp like Microsoft? don’t make me laugh…

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