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[] US Cybersecurity-Strategie: ISPs sollen Daten speichern...,

Erste Details aus dem Entwurf der neuen Cybersicherheits-Strategie der
US-Regierung. Das scheint sich ja ueberall auszubreiten...

US cyber security may draft ISPs in spy game

By Kevin Poulsen, SecurityFocus Online
Posted: 19/06/2002 at 04:32 GMT

An early draft of the White House's National Strategy to Secure
Cyberspace envisions the same kind of mandatory customer data
collection and retention by U.S. Internet service providers as was
recently enacted in Europe, according to sources who have reviewed
portions of the plan.

In recent weeks, the administration has begun doling out bits and
pieces of a draft of the strategy to technology industry members and
advocacy groups. A federal data retention law is suggested briefly in
a section drafted in part by the U.S. Justice Department.

The comprehensive strategy is being assembled by the President's
Critical Infrastructure Protection Board, headed by cyber security
czar Richard Clarke, and is intended as a collaborative road map for
further action by government agencies, private industry, and Congress.

While not binding, proposals that find their way into the final
version of the National Strategy would likely have added weight in
Congress, and could lead to legislation.

A controversial directive passed by the European Parliament last month
allows the 15 European Union member countries to force ISPs to collect
and keep detailed logs of each customer's traffic, so that law
enforcement agencies could access it later.

Data to be gathered under the European plan includes the headers
(from, to, cc and subject lines) of every e-mail each customer sends
or receives, and every user's complete Web browsing history. The
period of time that the data will have to be retained is up to each
member country; specific legislative proposals range from 12 months to
seven years, according to Cedric Laurant, a policy analyst at the
Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC), which opposed the

"Somebody could see their past for the last seven years be completely
open," says Laurant, speaking of the European directive. "It violates
freedom of speech and the basic principle of the presumption of

The draft of the U.S. plan does not specify how much data ISPs would
be forced to collect, or how long they would have to store it. The
White House did not return phone calls on the strategy, which is
scheduled for release in September.

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