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    Public Consultation Opens on International Telecommunications Treaty

    Sep 13, 2012
    PC World reported that the United Nations’ International Telecommunication Union (ITU) has called for a public consultation on a draft of a treaty concerning regulation of international telecommunications. The draft is to be discussed and finalized at the December World Conference in Dubai and is open for review by all member states until November 3. According to the article, the conference is being held to define the general principles for the provision and operation of international telecommunication networks around the world. The conference has been met with some resistance by civil liberties groups and the U.S. House of Representatives. The House voiced concerns that the initiative is aimed at restricting the Internet and unanimously voted against the ITU plan in August.

     

    PC World reported that the United Nations’ International Telecommunication Union (ITU) has called for a public consultation on a draft of a treaty concerning regulation of international telecommunications. The draft is to be discussed and finalized at the December World Conference in Dubai and is open for review by all member states until November 3. According to the article, the conference is being held to define the general principles for the provision and operation of international telecommunication networks around the world. The conference has been met with some resistance by civil liberties groups and the U.S. House of Representatives. The House voiced concerns that the initiative is aimed at restricting the Internet and unanimously voted against the ITU plan in August.

    For More Informaiton: http://www.pcworld.com/businesscenter/article/260949/itu_opens_public_consultation_on_the_future_of_internet_regulation.html

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