Poisoned water holes: the legal dangers of dark web policing
Posted in: Legal & Security at 10/09/2017 22:39
Australian police are using “poisoned watering holes” to investigate crime on the dark web. By taking over illegal marketplaces that traffic in child pornography or drugs, law enforcement are collecting information about criminals all over the world.
Of course, crimes that occur on the internet often cross international borders, but this situation is creating troubling new standards in transnational policing.
Research, including our own, indicates that as police operations move into online environments, new rules for digital evidence collection and exchange must be developed to assist prosecutions while preserving due process and human rights.