borgs8472 wrote:azrael wrote:I'm not a total networking geek, but I am fairly sure an ISP needs to store a customer's IP address for normal provision of service.
Yes, they do this for it they get any abuse reports about the IP, be it spamming, report of illegal activity, detected as part of a botnet as well as general capacity planning and traffic shaping strategies.
So capability to react to technical and legal requests, as well as technical operations.
I know that they do store all this just now for Traffic shaping etc, but what they do now is not really the question. It's what do you want to happen and with that how would you police things which happen on the internet under that policy.
Azrael suggests that storing things for more than a few seconds in the example of email routing is an invasion of privacy. So email becomes essentially untraceable (Headers accepted). Presumably Bittorrent would be completely untraceable for anyone on a dynamic IP address. Access to websites untraceable as well etc etc
So you're not recording any of this information, what's the parties policy and ideas on investigating Cyber Crime in that world.