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[ NNSquad ] The Rise of Europe's Private Internet Police

The Rise of Europe's Private Internet Police

http://j.mp/KwKfuH  (Foreign Policy)

    Increasingly, however, the job of policing the Internet is falling to
    private intermediaries -- companies that are under little or no legal
    obligation to uphold citizens' rights. In effect, they end up acting
    simultaneously as digital police, judge, jury, and executioner.
    European governments may not have intended to create a "privatized
    police state," but that is what digital rights activists in Europe
    warn is happening, due to growing government pressure on companies to
    police themselves.

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Lauren Weinstein (lauren@vortex.com): http://www.vortex.com/lauren 
Co-Founder: People For Internet Responsibility: http://www.pfir.org 
 - Data Wisdom Explorers League: http://www.dwel.org
 - Network Neutrality Squad: http://www.nnsquad.org 
 - Global Coalition for Transparent Internet Performance: http://www.gctip.org
 - PRIVACY Forum: http://www.vortex.com 
Member: ACM Committee on Computers and Public Policy
Lauren's Blog: http://lauren.vortex.com
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