Google's submission on mandatory ISP level filtering

There has been a lot of attention around the Australian Government's mandatory ISP level filtering proposal. Google joined the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA), which represents 12 million library users around Australia, Yahoo! and Inspire Foundation in proposing some core principles for a Safer Internet. “We also expand on our views in a submission to […]

There has been a lot of attention around the Australian Government's mandatory ISP level filtering proposal. Google joined the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA), which represents 12 million library users around Australia, Yahoo! and Inspire Foundation in proposing some core principles for a Safer Internet. “We also expand on our views in a submission to the Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy. Here’re the highlights from our submission: It would block some important content; It removes choices; It isn't effective in protecting kids. Moreover, the filter appears to not work for high volume sites such as Wikipedia, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, as the impact of the filter on Internet access speeds would be too great,” noted Google Australia blog.