RIPE NCC Report: Law Enforcement Agency Requests 2012

In 2012, the RIPE NCC received 21 information requests from Law Enforcement Agencies (LEAs), three of which were accompanied by non-Dutch subpoenas.

The requests were either about information that is publicly available or about information the RIPE NCC does not possess. Finally, some of the requests were not directly related to the activities of the RIPE NCC and therefore irrelevant to the RIPE NCC.

In particular, the RIPE NCC received:

  • 16 requests for the identification of Internet users at a particular moment in time. In response, the RIPE NCC provided information of its role as an RIR and explained how to use the publicly available information in the RIPE Database to find and be able to contact the responsible party of a particular resource.
  • 2 requests for the identification of the organisation responsible for particular resources. In response, the RIPE NCC provided information of its role as an RIR and explained how to use publicly available information in the RIPE Database to find and be able to contact the responsible party of a particular resource.
  • 1 request for the identification of Internet users of a private IP address. In response, the RIPE NCC provided information about the difference between public and private IP addresses.
  • 2 requests irrelevant to the RIPE NCC: a European arrest order and one about the seizure of a particular domain name. In response, the RIPE NCC provided information regarding its role as an RIR.

 

LEAs’ country of origin:
US: 8, DE: 4, IN: 2, UK: 2, ES: 1, FR: 1, NO: 1, NL: 1 and PL: 1.