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Net cybercrime code released

LAW enforcement agencies have welcomed today’s release of the Internet Industry Association’s draft cybercrime code of conduct, which will govern relations between ISP and official investigators. The 28-page code, developed over 18 months, covers issues ranging from the retention of internet access records to the type of assistance access providers should give police in their investigations. The code’s release was delayed after federal Privacy Commissioner Malcolm Crompton wanted to review its privacy implications. Developed between the IIA and law enforcement agencies, the code requires ISPs to collect and store data including dynamic IP allocation records, log-in times, caller ID details and total data transferred. That data will be stored for six months ISPs may also retain information including proxy logs, email senders, recipients and size, newsgroup logs and FTP logs, for a one-week period. The Australian Securities and Investments Commission director of online enforcement Keith Inman said ISP code of conduct was a step forward in investigating crime online. Full Story

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