What is the Difference between Transactional and Content Data in an Internet Packet?

FOURTH AUSTRALIAN INSTITUTE OF COMPUTER ETHICS CONFERENCE, pp. 51-59, M. Warren, ed., School of Information Systems, Deakin University, Forthcoming

8 Pages Posted: 11 Aug 2006

Abstract

In the traditional meanings of telecommunications interception, there is a distinct physical separation between the transactional aspects of the communication call and that of the Content of that call. With communications sent via the TCP/IP protocol the separation of transactional and content data lapses. Another difference is that there is a blurring of the information which although is either used or is intended to be used as transactional information, can show up as content data. This paper looks at the issues of transactional and content data and why the TCP/IP and the Internet infrastructure are different to the old conventions of traditional POTS infrastructure.

Keywords: Transactional Data, Content Data, Interception, TCP/IP background

JEL Classification: K49, K29, O38

Suggested Citation

Skidmore, Darren, What is the Difference between Transactional and Content Data in an Internet Packet?. FOURTH AUSTRALIAN INSTITUTE OF COMPUTER ETHICS CONFERENCE, pp. 51-59, M. Warren, ed., School of Information Systems, Deakin University, Forthcoming. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=923312

Darren Skidmore (Contact Author)

Faculty of IT (Caulfield) ( email )

Caulfield, Victoria 3145
Australia
+61399032415 (Phone)

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