Electronic Frontiers Australia slams the Great Firewall of Australia

A reader writes, "Electronic Frontiers Australia vice-chair Colin Jacobs joins the growing chorus of those opposed to the Australian Government's plans for mandatory ISP-level filtering."

The Government wants the power to add any page it sees fit to a secret blacklist, yet law enforcement and child-welfare organisations will not benefit at all. Technical obstacles remain intractable. Any eventual scheme will be trivial for children or lawbreakers to circumvent, yet the technology will come at an enormous cost to the taxpayer and will severely impact ISPs' ability to deliver the much-hyped broadband improvements our country needs.

Confused filtering policy won't deliver