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 payload): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Telecommunications_data_retention The main purpose being to enable law enforcement agencies to do traffic analysis and mass surveillance in our brave new Orwellized 1984-esque world. 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. -cpghost. -- Cordula's Web. http://www.cordula.ws/ _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"