Peter Fairbrother zenadsl6186 at
Wed Mar 30 23:56:20 BST 2011

Andrew Cormack wrote:
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: ukcrypto-bounces at [mailto:ukcrypto-
>> bounces at] On Behalf Of Jon Ribbens
>> Sent: 30 March 2011 11:49
>> To: ukcrypto at
>> Subject: Re: Actionfraud
>> On Wed, Mar 30, 2011 at 08:28:51AM +0100, Ian Batten wrote:
>>> On 30 Mar 2011, at 01:45, Jon Ribbens wrote:
>>>> On Tue, Mar 29, 2011 at 09:43:04PM +0100, Charles Lindsey wrote:
>>>>> I'm sure it's illegal to do this scanning (it's not even in their
>> T&C's
>>>>> that they may/will), although I can understand an ISP's desire not
>> to be
>>>>> black-listed.
>>>> It's entirely standard practice to scan for spam on incoming email,
>>> At an ISP level?  I'm not sure that's true, is it?
>> Hmm, I'm gonna have to go with "yes it is".
> And the Article 29 WP have a classic piece of reverse engineering to conclude that it's lawful ;)

nice link, thanks.

note, while they say that while spam and virus filtering is okay, they 
don't actually mention scam filtering;

and they say the screening of emails for the purposes of detecting any 
predetermined content is unlawful - even if that predetermined content 
is illegal, including presumably filesharing etc.

-- peter f

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