Farelf Posted September 29, 2009 Share Posted September 29, 2009 Concern over the compulsion of ISPs to intercept traffic, reveal account details and the like is currently a hot topic in Australian IT circles with proposed legislation potentially turning the industry into a bit of a minefield locally. But one little snippet from a recent report makes one realize it could be far worse: Meanwhile, the Rudd government is still considering its position on the Council of Europe's Convention on Cybercrime nearly 18 months after signalling it was ready to start talks on the widely accepted global framework. An Attorney-General's Department spokesman said it was necessary to ensure that it was in Australia's "best interests to comply" with the convention, and consistent with domestic law. "The fact Australia is not a signatory is not an impediment to the investigation of cybercrime across borders," he said. "Alternative avenues exist for law enforcement to co-operate with their international counterparts, including under mutual assistance arrangements." The Council of Europe Convention on Cybercrime? Read all about it: http://conventions.coe.int/Treaty/Commun/Q...=185&CL=ENG OK, treaties aren't the same as law (except when it suits the government of the day) but still ... some pretty heavy-handed stuff. Still, if you have nothing to hide ... Hah! Oh yes, signed and ratified by the United States of America and 'Entered into force' in the land of the free on Jan 1 2007. Also in force in 25 European countries. I confess this had all slipped under my radar until now. Maybe it's been mentioned before? I don't recall it. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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