Hackers Could be Harder to Catch Under GDPR due to WHOIS Limits


WHOIS, a service utilized by police and journalists to identify and communicate with website owners is now forced to limit some information on its site to conform to the GDPR legislation. For years, authorities do their quick search about the website’s legitimacy on WHOIS. Right now, the site no longer displays email addresses, phone numbers, and contact names. According to the owner of the site, he has requested for more time so he could comply with the GDPR but his request was rejected. EU’s New Regulation The General Data Protection…

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