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Opinion: Internet Will Be Regulated to Address Privacy and Other Concerns

ONLINE PRIVACY—AUSTRALIA

April 8, 2010

When it comes to such issues as privacy, cybersecurity and child protection, an "Internet Policy 3.0" to provide regulation could be on the way. In an Op-Ed for The Australian, Mark Day explains that while there are differing points of view in Australia and the U.S. on the nature of the Internet, the consensus is the same: regulation is needed. Communications Minister Stephen Conroy suggests the "argument that the Internet is some mystical creation that no laws should apply to--that is a recipe for anarchy..." From privacy concerns to online transactions and from hacking to cybersecurity, Day suggests "some significant changes may be in store" for the Internet.
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