EU data protection law may end up protecting scammers, experts warn
the Guardian -

WHOIS, one of oldest tools on internet for verifying real identities, at risk of being killed due to tough new GDPR regulations

Sweeping new European data protection regulations may have the accidental effect of protecting scammers and spammers by killing the WHOIS system used to link misdeeds online to real identities offline, security experts have warned.

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which comes into effect in May, contains a raft of measures intended to strengthen data...

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