As only a few may have been aware of,  I've been running a TOR exit node since January 2009. Yesterday a letter from the Austrian Data Protection Commission (DSK) arrived, stating that I have to give out all information regarding my IP (the one the TOR node runs on) and all connection related log files.

My upstream provider asked me to take down the TOR node until things are settled with the DSK. All this has been triggerd by a Gmail-User who's Account has been accessed by this IP in question one time. So he filed a case at the DSK ...

I'm not sure on how to act from now. The TOR exit node will stay offline, depending on how things turn out. I'm just lucky that my tech-assets weren't seized as it happened to Theodor Reppe who runs a big exit node in Germany.

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