Reply to post: Re: GDPR says no

Wanted – have you seen this MAC address: f8:e0:79:af:57:eb? German cops appeal for logs in bomb probe

Charlie Clark Silver badge

Re: GDPR says no

So, just to get this straight. When the police issue an appeal for "a 5ft 10in tall man wearing jeans and a red puffa jacket" in connection with a crime, that's fine, but a MAC address isn't?

Absolutely, which is why they so rarely use names in such circumstances. So, a Lenovo X13 Thinkpad, or whatever, the manufacturer says the device is, would also be fine.

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