Everything on the Dark Web is not illegal, only half!

14 April 2017 Internet, IT & e-Discovery Blog Blog
Author(s): Peter Vogel

A recent interview with Terbium CEO Danny Rogers he reported that his research about the Dark Web that he “found that actually half the content floating around on [the Dark Web] is perfectly legal and benign…It’s the other half you really have to worry about – a lot of it is illegal drugs; a lot of it is stolen credit cards, other stolen data, and those are the parts that one specifically has to worry about.”  The interview entitled “The Dark Web: 5 Things to Know” included these comments about topic three about legal considerations:

Then, just storing and accessing other kinds of stolen information – technically, it’s always important to remember that when you’re looking at this data breach stuff, you’re touching stolen property.

How do you provide this search capability, or how do you search this part of the internet without accidentally trafficking in stolen goods, whether that’s through bit torrents, or just in the process of indexing these parts of the internet?

It is really important because I think more and more there’s going to be attention paid and enforcement activity around accidentally both proliferating this material and incentivizing the people who are doing the stealing to put it out there.

Here are all 5 of the topics included in Mr. Rogers’ interview:

  1. What’s required to access the dark web?
  2. Given the mythology about the dark web, how do you separate fact from fiction?
  3. What are the legal considerations they need to weight?
  4. What about technical and even trade craft considerations?
  5. The dark web is constantly changing. Why is this a key bit of information for users to know?

Every business needs to understand these Dark Web critical issues!

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