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ACS Report on Australia’s ISP Filtering Scheme

The Australian Computer Society (ACS) has released a report on the Australian Government’s proposed ISP filtering scheme, and while remaining neutral, covers many issues one would hope are being taken into account by those who are designing the scheme. The ACS report concludes with 15 recommendations for the Government, including suggesting education of the community around internet security, interaction and cooperation with ICANN, consideration of alternative measures, and more clarity on what the purpose of the scheme it is, at what level is implemented at, and what protocol is will act on.

Since its announcement in 2008, the proposed scheme has been met with some fairly heavy criticism from the international ICT community.

The ACS report too has had some responses: on ZDnet.com.au and whirlpool.