Thursday, 9 October 2008

Free speech, privacy and ISPs

The two posts may not seem related but I think they are when looking at them via the issue of regulating the internet to best protect users and their human rights.
Several posts pointed out the issue of ISPs acting like censor for fear of loosing market shares or being sued for not acting promptly. However to expect private organisations to do the job of Government threatens rights if there are not strong counterparts, like guaranteing privacy.

"Why Did ISPs Take Down Ronald Riley's Sites?" (8 October 2008)
"Forget Net Neutrality Laws; Just Strengthen Privacy Laws" (7 October 2008) and the refered article "Privacy laws will guarantee net neutrality, says legal expert" (2 October 2008)

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