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Not only does the proposal ... create new surveillance powers, but it actually reduces the level of privacy protection and oversight associated with that surveillance,
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#Privacy

No judicial oversight. No advance paperwork. No privacy.
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#Privacy

Education for many people would be the core copyright issue, yet it's largely neglected in this bill,
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#Education

One proposal floated in the spring would require ISPs [internet service providers] to disclose subscriber information within 30 minutes to law-enforcement authorities on a 24-hour, seven-day-per- week basis. Incredibly, law-enforcement authorities could make such a request with only a phone call under certain circumstances.
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#Information

The delegates have found a diplomatic way to leave this issue for a future fight. The creation of the governance forum sounds much like WSIS itself: multilateral, multi-stakeholder, nonbinding, U.N.-created, and able to address a wide range of Internet and technology policy issues.
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#Creation

At a minimum, the governance forum certainly looks like the obvious method for continuing the work that WSIS started. Notwithstanding the creation of a review clause after five years, there is every reason to think that the governance forum will provide the venue for continuing dialogue on possible Internet governance reform.
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#Work