A law firm in London has claimed that it will have no problems in taking action against illegal file sharers, and has pledged to continue to do so.
The announcement comes in the light of the massive data leak from law firm ACS:Law, which had its sensitive consumer data uploaded onto the internet following a cyber attack by a group of hackers.
The sensitive consumer data belonged to Sky broadband and BT PlusNet users. ACS:Law can be fined up to £500,000 if found to be guilty of violating the Data Protection Act.
The law firm making the bold claims, Gallant Macmillan, is already preparing to approach the High Court to procure the personal details of a large number of PlusNet customers suspected of illegally downloading music by European nightclub and music label Ministry of Sound.
Internet Service Providers (ISPs) across the UK are now taking heightened measures when providing personal consumer details to law firms.
BT-owned subsidy PlusNet told the BBC: “We are actively reviewing our approach to these disclosure requests to achieve this objective and this will inform our approach to Monday's hearing.”