[LINK] RFC: Evidence for Joint Select Ctee on Cybersafety
Roger.Clarke at xamax.com.au
Fri Mar 18 16:44:29 AEDT 2011
Thanks for thoughts received to date.
It's not easy to come up with new things to say, or ways to say them.
But I sense that the Ctee is finely-balanced on a number of aspects
of cyber-safety, so my aim is to strengthen the hand of the good guys
and weaken the position of the bad guys.
I have to finalise and send the submission this Sunday evening:
Constructively negative comment greatly appreciated, on- or off-list!
Roger wrote on Thu, 10 Mar 2011 16:54:53 +1100
>I've been invited to give 5 minutes' evidence, in my personal
>capacity, prior to becoming available as the conservatives'
>I'd appreciate any leads on:
>- the current state of play in the Committee and its deliberations
>- pressure-points worth considering
>- clear and short expositions of filtering issues
>One of the key things I need would seem to be: what collateral
>damage would arise from such a scheme that would convey **to
>conservatives** that there are risks involved in doing this, not
>just in not doing it?
>Q: Surely you support doing absolutely anything that will stop kiddies
> being harmed?
>A: Not if (a) it won't do that, and (b) it will do a lot of harm
> in other ways, such as ...
>Monday 21 March 2011 ,11:30-12:00
>Joint Select Ctee on Cyber-Safety
>Inquiry into cyber-safety issues affecting children and young people
>"You will be invited to give a five minute opening statement in
>which to highlight the factors you consider key to the inquiry,
>followed by a discussion prompted by questions from Members of the
>The ToR are reasonably broad:
>But verbally, I understand that their primary interest is filtering.
>There have been 6 hearings to date, but this may be (one of?) the
>last. And I happen to be at the end of the session (so there's
>scope for even more, or even less, impact).
> (121 plus supps. There's no way I can read all that!!)
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