Legalities (was Re: [Mimedefang] Archiving email)

David F. Skoll dfs at
Sat Sep 14 12:04:01 EDT 2002

On Sat, 14 Sep 2002, Kris Deugau wrote:

> If the "political" reasons are anything like a note I heard in last
> night's news, governments in several places are looking at *requiring*
> ISPs to archive all email to/from/within their systems.

Well, let's hope that spurs widespread adoption of GnuPG or PGP.

Here in Canada, there's a discussion paper which proposes criminalizing
the *posession* of computer viruses.  Couple that with a requirement to
archive all e-mail... I guess the law-makers really don't get it.


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