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Privacy Worries Surround UN Internet Regs

ONLINE PRIVACY

August 30, 2012

“What would online privacy look like if the United Nations (UN) regulated the Internet?” queries Mathew J. Schwartz in this exclusive for The Privacy Advisor. “That’s one question on the minds of privacy advocates as the International Telecommunications Union—a UN agency based in Geneva, Switzerland, that regulated telecommunications and IT issues—approaches the task of helping the UN decide if it should exert more control over Internet governance,” Schwartz writes. According to the report, some proposals “have technologists and—at least in the United States—legislators up in arms, leading to allegations that the renegotiated treaty could allow countries such as China and Russia to more easily censor the Internet.”
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