Friday, August 23, 2002

Paypal wordt politie-agent

In de alom verzengende speurtocht naar boeven moet Paypal nu illegale klanten als gokkers gaan verbieden. Zie verder de New York Times.

PayPal, which lets people make payments over the Internet, said yesterday that it had reached a settlement with New York State to prevent residents from using its service to gamble online and that it would pay a $200,000 fine for handling such payments in the past.

The settlement also includes a much broader provision that requires PayPal to alert law enforcement officials if it finds that any of its customers operate a Web site that "reflects or represents conduct that violates any state or federal law" — even outside New York.