So it’s looking like that we may see the end of free wifi with no strings attached.
Ofcom is warning providers of free wifi that they will be held liable for the actions of anyone connecting to their network.
I don’t think this will mean the end if free wifi as such, but certainly the free wifi with no strings will go. Free wifi providers will need to ensure that not only do users of their network know what the consequences of what they do on the free wifi, but they will need to provide personal details or even credit card information.
It’s a pity that the majority have to suffer the consequences of the actions of a very small minority.