question regarding US requirements for journaling public email (possible legislation?)
Eric J Esslinger
eesslinger at fpu-tn.com
Thu Jan 5 11:54:55 CST 2012
Based on a some I have received off list it seems no-one has ever heard of such a proposal that has had any serious traction so I assume the gentleman was either mistaken, paranoid, or trying to pull a joke on me.
Thank you for the responses everyone. You can now get back to your regularly scheduled regulatory headaches.
Information Services Manager - Fayetteville Public Utilities
(931)433-1522 ext 165
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Eric J Esslinger [mailto:eesslinger at fpu-tn.com]
> Sent: Thursday, January 05, 2012 9:57 AM
> To: 'nanog at nanog.org'
> Subject: question regarding US requirements for journaling
> public email (possible legislation?)
> Hope yall had an 'eventless' holiday. (I.e. no pages at 2 am
> on a holiday morning). Sorry to drop what is possibly just
> someone misunderstanding something or pulling my leg on the
> list, but over the holidays I ran into one of my buddies that
> is also a network admin type and he was griping about mail
> journalling, which I already do for our corporate email
> accounts. However, his discussion was in terms of all
> customer email... Which I said was probably a bad thing to
> do. His response was there is legislation being pushed in
> both House and Senate that would require journalling for 2 or
> 5 years, all mail passing through all of your mail servers.
> I've seen nothing, and my google fu has turned up nothing
> other than corporate requirements, so I ask here. Has anyone
> heard of such a bill working it's way through either side of congress?
> (I am speaking specifically of full email journaling, not
> just logs, which I do archive for significant amounts of time.)
> I also don't want to discuss the pros, cons, merits, costs,
> goods, or evils of such a requirement, just wanted to know if
> this is something I should be looking forward towards maybe
> needing to implement.
> Thanks for your attention and may you have a low incident new
> year. __________________________ Eric Esslinger Information
> Services Manager - Fayetteville Public Utilities
> http://www.fpu-tn.com/ (931)433-1522 ext 165
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