The regulation of botnets in Australia

Cybercrime response a win for self-regulation – Networking – Technology – News – 26 November 2010

I would agree that there are other ways than using criminal law to tackle issues like botnets, but I am puzzled what the word “self-regulation” in this context. It is not because an industry regulates itself that there is self-regulation. Here it is ACMA which launched the scheme for ISPs to notify account holders of infection to their computers. ACMA has been created because the State or Government felt regulation was necessary but that it was not its primary role to conduct directly this regulation, hence an independent regulatory body that drives the regulation rather than the industry driving it.

About Audrey Guinchard

Senior Lecturer @ University of Essex (UK)
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