National Crime Agency Warns Strict EU Data Rules Hampering Child Abuse Investigations

National Crime Agency Warns Strict EU Data Rules Hampering Child Abuse Investigations

The UK’s National Crime Agency said at a summit in Panama last week that the EU’s data crackdown is significantly hampering investigations into cases of online child abuse, since the new data privacy law has affected police access to data contained in the Whois registry.

Data providers are now blocking access to the ICANN-managed system because the GDPR prohibits the sharing of personal data without the subject’s consent. However, this has caused law enforcement to be deprived of data they need to track down owners of illegal websites.

While the NCA says that they are continuing to with government, national and international law enforcement agencies, ICANN and global registries, it is still unclear when EU regulators and the ICANN will come to an agreement.

Source: Telegraph UK

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