Cybercrime code ready

Wednesday, 25 September 2002, 12:52 AM EST

Internet service providers are preparing for a new cybercrime code of conduct that will detail how much data they should keep on subscribers in order to co-operate with police and other law enforcement agencies.

The Internet Industry Association (IIA) is about to release the draft of its Cybercrime code of conduct, chairman Justin Milne said.

The draft code is the result of more than a year of collaboration between the internet industry and representatives from police and crime authorities.

It represents an apparently successful attempt by the internet industry to avoid specific new laws being introduced to specify compliance with authorities.

"What the code does is it ties the legislation into the practicalities of everyday life," Mr Milne said.

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