Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Target your filtering, or else...

"Law enforcement groups, which include the Serious and Organised Crime Agency (Soca) and the Metropolitan Police's e-crime unit, believe that more encryption will increase the costs and workload for those attempting to monitor internet traffic. One official said: "It will make prosecution harder because it increases the workload significantly."

A source involved in drafting the Bill said that the intelligence agencies, MI5 and MI6, had also voiced concerns about disconnection. "The spooks hate it," the source said. "They think it is only going to make monitoring more difficult."

Via: http://creativefreedom.org.nz/story.html?id=423

in reference to: UK Law Enforcement Tells UK Gov't: Please Don't Kick File Sharers Offline | Techdirt (view on Google Sidewiki)

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