On 19/01/2008, Cian Davis <davisc at skynet.ie> wrote:
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>>> Hi All,
> I had read a while ago that the EU Commision was considering a law
> that would require ISPs to keep logs of e-mail headers for 3 years. I
> dismissed it at the time as crazy due to the amount of e-mail (and
> therefore data storage) involved.
>> I read now in the times that it will become law in a month
>> Has the IT got it wrong or are all of us e-mail providers in for a
> rough run over the next while to comply with draconian legislation?
In any other european country I would be worried about this - but
seriously, we can't even enforce speed limits here. Ireland already
has some of the toughest computer crime laws in europe, but when was
the last time you were arrested for "accidentally" logging onto
someones wireless AP? :)
This is not even considering the fact that email headers are trivial to forge.
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