Banking privacy prevails over copyright enforcement, Dutch court rules

Dutch anti-piracy organization Brein doesn't think an elderly woman runs the site FTD World

By Loek Essers, IDG News Service |  IT Management

ING Bank has a special position that all banks have in the legal and financial transaction system, Rullmann said. Clients should be able to trust their banks and client data should only be communicated in very exceptional circumstances. And if that data should be shared it should be in safe hands, she added.

The court ordered Brein to pay ING's litigation fees of about €1,400 (US$1,800).

Brein disagrees with the decision and will appeal the case, it said in a blog post on Friday.

Loek is Amsterdam Correspondent and covers online privacy, intellectual property, open-source and online payment issues for the IDG News Service. Follow him on Twitter at @loekessers or email tips and comments to loek_essers@idg.com

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