[members-discuss] NCC acting on registrations pursuant to "police order"?
Hank Nussbacher hank at efes.iucc.ac.il
Fri Nov 11 14:27:58 CET 2011
On Fri, 11 Nov 2011, Florian Weimer wrote: > * Sascha Luck: > >> in the recent discussion on RPKI, it was stated >> by the NCC that it would not act on resource >> registrations (and, by extension, certificates and >> ROAs) without a valid Dutch court order. > > And in the RPKI context, it was said that there was no legal basis > whatsoever that such an order could be obtained *at all*. > > I'm not sure this is a bad development. It shows that existing laws and > RIPE policies allow government agencies and RIPE NCC to work together, > in order to make the Internet a safer place. It is difficult for me to > see how we could address such situations without any government > interference whatsoever, merely through self-regulation, and still > maintain due process for those who are involved. I support RIPE NCC in its effort to make the Internet a safer place. A court order for RIPE NCC to do something would probably have needed a trial, and can sometimes take months and usually years until a decision is handed down. If the police lodged a formal request then RIPE NCC has to abide by it. Adjust the charter or procedures to comply with reality if necessary. -Hank