[e2e] wiretapping and charging

David P. Reed dpreed at reed.com
Fri Jan 31 12:42:47 PST 2003

Recording user traffic would seem to be bad citizenship, and also a source 
of liability - if it got mishandled it could make the copier liable for 
whatever damages are caused.

It's hard to believe that billing requires access to contents.   Billing 
should work even if end-to-end encrypted, one would think.

Instead, one could require that the traffic be authenticated at the billing 
point - perhaps by wrapping it in IPSEC up to that point.

At 10:22 AM 1/31/2003 -0500, ram.gopal at nokia.com wrote:
>For billing and other similar application,  network element (eg., 
>routers)may need to duplicate user traffic
>to such application.  But this seems  like  wiretapping and may not be 
>considered legal. Is there any technical
>solution for this?
>Thanks in advance.

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