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Article FBI: New Internet addresses could hinder police investigations - CNET security & privacy news
Side effects from the transition to Internet Protocol version 6, or IPv6, "could have a profound effect on law enforcement," an FBI spokesman told CNET. "Additional tools" may need to be developed to conduct Internet investigations in the future, the spokesman said.
Any new technology will have an effect on law enforcement. Law enforcement will have to learn about the technology and how it applies, and how to do investigations which involve the technology.

In reading the article completely, the problem isn't IPv6 by itself, which is what the headline suggests. The problem is the transitional period with dual-stack networks and carrier-grade NAT. So after the transition, things may actually be easier, although I expect the IPv6 address privacy extensions to reverse some of that 'easier' bit.

Found via 'Invoering IPv6 kan FBI-onderzoeken belemmeren' - nu.nl (Dutch)

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