NationStates Jolt Archive

Internet Privacy

12-09-2003, 17:13
I beseech the UN another time to approve of the Internet privacy resolution. There are too many people abusing the power of supeona under the guise of "copyright" protection.
Any consumer information that is shared between client and provider is not supposed to be "public domain". Let law enforcement handle these issues.
Under the current law, anybody can go to your internet provider, say they are copyright holders, and obtain personal information.
Meanwhile they can be spammers, companies with telemarkers,con artists, or crooks.
This must be changed to protect the consumer.
If someone is under suspicion of breaking the law, you need to go through the normal steps of due process, and obtain a warrant from a JUDGE .
13-09-2003, 03:16
So I guess that this time it will get through right?
13-09-2003, 03:45
I like to compare the Internet to the old west of the United States: lawless and an almost entirely detatched 'separate nation' of sorts. This is not a good thing. Thing is how do you control something that is so easy to manipulate as the Internet? I think this proposal is a step in the right direction. I'd support it. There's no reason for anyone to be able to see your private information without a warrent.

My question is how do you keep ISPs from being bought off?