[ILUG] Completely loo-lah law requiring retention of e-mail
headers for 3 years
rbmlist at gmail.com
Wed Jan 23 16:03:10 GMT 2008
> Actually - that's almost _exactly_ the point !
> It's not terrorists or anything they're talking about here (in real
> terms) odds are, the problem they're trying to solve is that of banks,
> government agencies, and certain large software companies deleting
> emails and claiming they never existed. If the ISPs must retain the
> heaaders, there's a trail proving destruction of evidence in what is
> possibly a criminal matter ..
It's still ridicules.
It seems to mean the ISP's will have to filter + log all traffic on
Port 25 going through their networks. Most companies, especially
banks, and government agencies, would have their own mail servers.
Even then email is a best effort service. Current email protocols
don't guarantee delivery. For all the ISPs log knows the email packets
could have been dropped by the firewall / spam filter. Just because an
email is sent doesn't mean it was delivered.
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