Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 24th Sep 2012 17:19 UTC
Legal "A leaked document from the CleanIT project shows just how far internal discussions in that initiative have drifted away from its publicly stated aims, as well as the most fundamental legal rules that underpin European democracy and the rule of law. The European Commission-funded CleanIT project claims that it wants to fight terrorism through voluntary self-regulatory measures that defends the rule of law. The initial meetings of the initiative, with their directionless and ill-informed discussions about doing 'something' to solve unidentified online 'terrorist' problems were mainly attended by filtering companies, who saw an interesting business opportunity. Their work has paid off, with numerous proposals for filtering by companies and governments, proposals for liability in case sufficiently intrusive filtering is not used, and calls for increased funding by governments of new filtering technologies." I'll just leave a link here to one of the most popular OSNews articles of all time.
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Who thought this would work?!
by Adurbe on Mon 24th Sep 2012 17:36 UTC
Adurbe
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Based on the article this is supposed to be eu wide. The first problem they will run into is cultural differences. What isn't appropriate in one country is perfectly viable in another. A simple example of this is on Italian tv, shampoo adverts fairly often show some nipple of the woman showering, if you did that in the UK there would be an almost unlimited number of "strongly worded letters".

I think that luckily this idea will be dead in the water well before it reaches a point of privacy invasion on the scale they appear to be discussing!

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