Monday, May 26, 2008

Upcoming dot-ca whois privacy irks law enforcement

Upcoming changes to the Dot-CA domain name directory, which are designed to protect the privacy of registrants, are causing concerns among police and IP lawyers who have used the directory as a very easy way to track down the owners of dot-ca domain names:

Nova Scotia News -

Move to protect Canadians’ Internet privacy irks police


The Canadian PressSun. May 25 - 4:31 AM

VANCOUVER — Sweeping changes to Canada’s home on the World Wide Web will put the country on the vanguard of Internet privacy.

But while law enforcement isn’t happy about potentially losing an important investigative tool, the half-million Canadians whose personal information is currently publicly available on the Internet shouldn’t rest easy that they are safe from wired snoops....

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