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Meeting Brings Together RIRs and Law Enforcement Agencies

The UK Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA) and the RIPE NCC, together with the other Regional Internet Registries (RIRs), organised a dedicated meeting for Law Enforcement Agencies (LEAs) for the third time on 13 March. The purpose of these meetings is to discuss any ongoing developments regarding the Internet and the RIRs and create awareness within the LEA community about changes in policy that might have an impact on their operations.

Amongst the topics discussed was the concept of IPv4 address space transfers and the potential impact those might have on law enforcement operations. It was concluded that maintaining an accurate and complete address registry is important to all stakeholders.

Another key topic focused on the use of public data sources - such as the RIPE Database - in law enforcement investigations, and how to streamline the process for both LEAs and the relevant RIRs.

With over 60 representatives from law enforcement agencies all over the world, as well as representatives from several RIRs, this was a very successful event. The RIPE NCC would like to thank SOCA for helping to organise this meeting and we look forward to continuing to engage with the global law enforcement community.