Unsecured wifi might be contributory negligence

Ian Batten igb at batten.eu.org
Thu Feb 23 15:57:49 GMT 2012

On 23 Feb 2012, at 12:19, Ian Johnson wrote:

>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: ukcrypto-bounces at chiark.greenend.org.uk 
>> [mailto:ukcrypto-bounces at chiark.greenend.org.uk] On Behalf Of 
>> Ian Batten
>>>> That's assuming I was legally compelled to surrender the logs.
>> Logs?  In a domestic setting?
> Roland raised the issue that people could be identified if they "logged
> on to the network".  My response was that that would only be of benefit
> to a 3rd party if they could compel me to release them.  Obviously
> in such a situation you'd also need to be compelled to retain them!

I think we can safely say that legislation that forces end users to keep evidential logs of activity on their private networks is (a) unlikely (b) unenforceable and (c) unimplementable.


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