Internet service providers have few practical restrictions on how they handle their customers’ information and are subject to substantially fewer regulations than web content providers, e-commerce companies, and technology firms whose users rely on those same ISPs.
Perhaps harder to understand is why so many of these emails make it through to their recipients, whether or not the recipients actually fall for the scam.
The Court’s answer is that EU law precludes national legislation that prescribes general and indiscriminate retention of data.
In light of news reports that company executives did little to strengthen cyber-defenses, the group that seems most overlooked in the aftermath of the breach is Yahoo! customers.
Whether a power outage or an equipment malfunction was actually the cause of the outage, neither of those issues should have brought Delta’s systems down if the company had implemented the sort of IT redundancy that is common among major commercial enterprises.