"NEW laws will allow authorities to collect and monitor Australians' internet records, including their web-browsing history, social media activity and emails. But the laws, which will specifically target suspected cyber criminals, do not go as far as separate proposed laws designed to retain every Australian internet user's internet history for two years in the name of national security. Under the laws passed yesterday, Australian state and federal police will have the power to compel telcos and internet service providers to retain the internet records of people suspected of cyber-based crimes, including fraud and child pornography. Only those records made after the request will be retained, but law enforcement agencies will be prevented from seeing the information until they have secured a warrant."
Please look at the relevant chapters of the textbook (chapter 11 and part of chapter 3) as well as the following materials.
Australian law - Spam Act 2003 (Cth)
US law - CAN-SPAM Act
EU directive - Directive on privacy and electronic communications (Article 13)
Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA)
Internet industry Spam Code of Practice
How effective are these laws?
Australian law - Criminal Code 1995 (Cth), Criminal Code 1899 (Qld)
Scale of cybercrime - Symantec report
Australian Federal Police
Cost - here and here
Is cybercrime underreported? Australian Institute of Criminology
Australian government - Scamwatch
Anti Phishing Working Group
Domain-based Message Authentication, Reporting & Conformance
What is the best way to respond to phishing - raising awareness, enacting legislation or cutting off scam emails before they arrive?
See here and Wired and eWeek.
Maybe a good reason to use a non-U.S. domain name registrar?
We were notified by our database marketing vendor, Epsilon, that we are among a group of companies affected by a data breach. How will this affect you? The company was advised by Epsilon that the files accessed did not include any customer financial information, and Epsilon has stressed that the only information accessed was names and e-mail addresses. The most likely impact, if any, would be receipt of unwanted e-mails. We are not aware at this time of any unsolicited e-mails (spam) that are related, but as a precaution, we want to remind you of a couple of tips that should always be followed:
• Do not open e-mails from senders you do not know
• Do not share personal information via e-mail
Australian legislation - Spam Act 2003
How many prosecutions have been brought in Australia? Is the Spam Act an effective deterrent?
IIA Spam Code
US (CAN SPAM Act) and recent court action by Microsoft
What other jurisdictions have enacted Spam legislation?
AFP - e-crime
Lack of reporting?
Phishing attacks - Westpac ATO Canada CRA
Top 10 countries for phishing
Co-founder and CEO More information"
You should review the following for some background understanding (as well as the material referred to in the study guide):
Australian Federal Police
Costs - UK
On the rise - US
Is legislation or technology/awareness the solution? Which countries have attempted to combat phishing by legislation?
Read a summary of the report here. And this is how The Australian reported the story.
Once the bad guys get your account details, how do they get your money?
The ACCC is seeking views from consumers, businesses and other parties on options for legislative reform to address concerns about the domin...
The United Nations intellectual property agency (WIPO) is the latest front in the US-China trade war. http://www.theage.com.au/world/sad-am...
The Australian Privacy Commission made an award compensating individuals for non-economic loss for a privacy law breach. This was a first ...
Finally, what is called direct registration of domain names is coming to Australia. See https://www.auda.org.au/statement/australias-interne...