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Meeting with Law Enforcement Agencies

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We recently held our seventh meeting for Law Enforcement Agencies (LEAs), in partnership with the British National Crime Agency (NCA) and the other RIRs. Held on 12 March 2015, the purpose of this meeting was to discuss trends and developments that might impact the operations of LEAs and to gather the global law enforcement community's perspective.

A number of key points arose throughout the day:

  • The RIPE NCC highlighted that much of the information that LEAs required was publicly available and did not require a Dutch court order
  • Attendees agreed that the current multi-stakeholder model of Internet governance was preferable, but felt that LEAs and governments needed to engage more effectively within the existing structures
  • The relatively slow adoption of IPv6 and the spread of IP address sharing technologies such as Carrier Grade NAT will increasingly create issues around identifying specific end users
  • LEAs felt that cooperation with the private sector is extremely important and could improve greatly, but it was also understood that this came with additional costs

With around 90 attendees, we would would like to thank NCA for its help in putting together the day. The RIPE NCC looks forward to continuing its engagement with the global law enforcement community.

A more detailed report is available.