Net giants challenge French data law that stores your password as plaintext

The law obliges a range of e-commerce sites, video and music services and webmail providers to keep a host of data on customers.

This includes users’ full names, postal addresses, telephone numbers and passwords. The data must be handed over to the authorities if demanded.

This means that the data which is handed over can be used to access your accounts.

via BBC News – Net giants challenge French data law.

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