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UK Government Seeks New Web Censorship Powers

December 16th, 2009 12:42 admin Leave a comment Go to comments

oldandcold writes “Given the recent coverage and controversy over Australia’s forthcoming web censorship system, it is somewhat surprising (and worrying) that Clause 11 of the UK’s proposed Digital Economy Bill seems to have gone by largely unnoticed. It amends the Communications Act 2003 to insert a new section 124H that could give the Secretary of State powers to order ISPs to block pretty much any website for pretty much any reason. Such orders would not require the scrutiny of parliament, or anyone else for that matter because the Secretary of State would not be required to publish them.”

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