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[liberationtech] Microsoft Releases 2012 Law Enforcement Requests Report

Fabio Pietrosanti (naif) lists at
Thu Mar 21 13:44:33 PDT 2013

On 3/21/13 5:27 PM, Jacob Appelbaum wrote:
> I don't agree with that reading of the report. There is likely a lot of
> word-smithing here - for example, Does Skype include SkypeIn and
> SkypeOut or just Peer to Peer video, text and storage of (other)
> meta-data? Does CALEA happen on the Skype side of things or on the
> PTSN/VoIP service side of Skype{In,Out}? My guess is the latter rather
> than the former.
Nice consideration for SkypeIn/Out.

Just to say that if in Italy LEA ask a local provider for wiretapping
and it refuse to comply with the request, he is violating ministry of
communication licensing rules and he can be immediately revocated
telecommunication license.

And it's unreasonable to think that in a country with 60mln person like
Italy there was no requests done to Skype, especially considering the
special task force of prosecutors and lawyers that has been setup some
years ago (pre-microsoft acquisition) to make pressure on Skype at EU level.

So i'll add a question:
Does Microsoft/Skype transparency report consider also requests that are
done from non-US authorities to Microsoft Corporation or to non-US
branch of Microsoft (like Microsoft Italia) ?


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