[WEB SECURITY] Fining or closing web sites due to legislation
mustlive at websecurity.com.ua
Thu Jun 14 16:55:41 EDT 2012
Hello participants of Mailing List.
Let's continue the topic of closing web sites due to legislation. Earlier
I've wrote you concerning situation with EU Cookie Law. Also I've mentioned
about my new article on this topic and recently it was published. At 11th of
June my article "Fining or closing web sites due to legislation" was
released in magazine Auditing & Standards 06/2012.
In which I've wrote as about earlier-mentioned EU Cookie Law, as about
Ukrainian Euro 2012 Law. And concerning the last law I've wrote an example
of closed site (and the company itself), because of violation of the law.
And that violation was artificially created by police - they abused the
service to force it to break the law and to have legal motives for closing
of the site and the company. This is interesting case, about which you can
read in my new article and if you'll want I can write about it to the list.
Since 2008 I've wrote large series of articles about closing web sites due
to legislation. There were a lot of cases in Ukraine concerning multiple
laws, where our law enforcements closed (temporarily or permanently) web
sites. This information can be interesting for you, because similar laws can
exist in other countries.
Here is summary of the first five laws, according to which law enforcements
closed web sites:
1. Spreading of secret materials (the first case of closing web site was in
2. Spreading of pornography (the first case of closing web site was in
3. Spreading of terrorist materials (the first cases of closing web sites
was in 2009).
4. Spreading of personal data (there were no cases of closing web sites, but
in 2010 I've predicted such possibility - it's interesting law and a lot of
things were going during 2010-2012 around it, which delayed fines and sites
closings, but soon or later the law will officially start to work).
5. Closing web sites for political motives (the first case of closing web
site was in 2011).
Analogically with earlier mentioned laws, in all these cases there is
relation to security. I'm making such parallel in all such cases since
2008 - if web site will be hacked and illegal content (concerned to
above-mentioned laws) will be published at web site, it will expose it to
fines and/or closing.
Later I'll write about the next laws. This is just summary, if you'll find
interesting any of these cases then tell me and I'll write about it in
Best wishes & regards,
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