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From: Ben Tasker <[email protected]>
Date: Tue, Mar 10, 2015 at 6:56 AM
Subject: [tor-talk] (UK) Parliamentary advice on Tor
To: [email protected]


Interesting reading  - the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology
(POST) has published it's report on Tor and the (in)feasibility of blocking
anonymous access for users within the UK.

The document's a PDF, and the layout is questionable, but it's worth a read
if you have 5 minutes.

http://www.parliament.uk/briefing-papers/POST-PN-488/the-darknet-and-online-anonymity
http://www.parliament.uk/briefing-papers/POST-PN-488.pdf

There are some interesting insights in there, from the perspective of what
LEA's see.

The overall summary though is - blocking anonymous access wholesale is not
an acceptable policy option in the UK, and would impact on non-criminal Tor
users. There _might_ be more appetite for legislating against Hidden
Services, but enforcing it would be technologically infeasible.

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Ben Tasker
https://www.bentasker.co.uk
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