German telecom law as example

Date: 2018-01-18 11:48 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
There is a parallel thing in German law:

Let's say I have a landline phone. The phone company let me choose between different call records: Either only the prefix (which is important for the costs) or full numbers. If I select full numbers, the company lets me sign a paper, that all persons in my household (potential users of the landline phone) know about the full number call records resp. I have the obligation of making them aware of the fact, that I can later see all called numbers!

That does mean for the fridge with egg detection: The company delivering such a device should have the duty of letting their customers sign a paper, that all potential egg eaters in the household know about the automatic egg ordering mechanism. And the customers responsibility is to explain the fact to the members of the household, guests etc.


(Note, that I'm lacto-vegetarian and therefore did not eat the missing egg.)
Identity URL: 
Account name:
If you don't have an account you can create one now.
HTML doesn't work in the subject.


If you are unable to use this captcha for any reason, please contact us by email at

Notice: This account is set to log the IP addresses of everyone who comments.
Links will be displayed as unclickable URLs to help prevent spam.


Matthew Garrett

About Matthew

Power management, mobile and firmware developer on Linux. Security developer at Google. Ex-biologist. @mjg59 on Twitter. Content here should not be interpreted as the opinion of my employer.

Expand Cut Tags

No cut tags