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Criminal Investigation: Internet

Question for Home Office

UIN HL12222, tabled on 12 December 2018

To ask Her Majesty's Government whether UK law enforcement agencies have experienced any new or increased difficulties or obstacles in their investigations since The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers changed the basis on which WHOIS data can be accessed.

Answered on

21 December 2018

Whilst changes to WHOIS access have presented difficulties for some UK law enforcement investigations, the UK Government does not hold statistical data on the impact of these changes.

The Government is working with law enforcement and other affected stakeholders to ensure these impacts are mitigated, including through engagement with ICANN and industry to identify solutions.

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