[discuss] Patriot Act & Routing + TPIG question

Michel Gauthier mg at telepresse.com
Mon Jan 6 23:29:17 UTC 2014

Since internet users are not represented, here are two questions I 
have been asked to ask:

1. If an e-mail transits through the USA, it seems that Patriot Act 
states that an American Juge can summon the author and ask the CIA to 
"intrade" him/her to that end.  Since we know that the USCC/NSA has 
the capacity to read transiting e-mails. could the IETF

- either devise a solution for the users to be sure that tjeir 
datagrams will not go across the US or any other country which might 
have similar laws,

- or - if this is not possible - to add to the packet a kind of 
"legal embargo" making it illegal to use the content of the datagram 
against its author.

2. through which channel such user needs should be best introduced to 
be seriously considered and effectively addressed by the technical 
and political Internet Governance?


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