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Tewari disfavours policing or regulation of Internet

Information and broadcasting minister Manish Tewari has disfavoured policing or regulation of the Internet but underlined the need for drawing a line between right to privacy and right to anonymity as this medium can be source of trouble sometimes.

He also said that there should be an agreed global rules of engagements in this new media space.
‘We do not believe that there should be a regulation or policing of the Internet but simultaneously we believe that just as common rules of engagement have emerged in various spheres, they need to emerge in the new media space also because it is a virtual civilisation also which has its own dynamics,’ the minister said.

In his speech on ‘freedom of expression in Internet age’ at a function here last night, the minister said, ‘My personal view is that it is extremely important that an agreed global rules of engagement emerge as quickly as possible.’
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