OT: www search engines
cpghost at cordula.ws
Wed Feb 6 11:06:59 UTC 2008
On Wed, Feb 06, 2008 at 10:36:54AM +0100, Wojciech Puchar wrote:
>> address. If your ISP is willing to give you up to anyone who asks,
>> I'd be worried about more than just Google.
>> What are the laws in your country like regarding this?
> in our funny country - Poland - law encourages all ISP to record
> everything, but the same law doesn't have any punishment for doing so.
> it's actually law created for those who like to monitor everyone, changing
> what would be otherwise crime - to requirement.
> As i'm a small ISP myself, i should record EVERYTHING my users transmit.
IANA(P)L, but if Poland implements the EU data retention directive
2006/24/EC, its laws should only require ISPs to save connection data,
i.e. who communicated with whom and when (source-ip:port, dest-ip:port,
time stamp), and who got assigned which IP, but not the data itself
The main purpose being to enable law enforcement agencies to do
traffic analysis and mass surveillance in our brave new Orwellized
In most EU countries, ISPs are NOT (yet?) required to save the payload
itself; and may even be prohibited to do so under privacy / data
protection statutes without special overriding court order. As an ISP,
you should *really* check with a specialized lawyer and err on the
side of caution. Laws can be tricky, wherever you operate.
Cordula's Web. http://www.cordula.ws/
More information about the freebsd-questions