http://www.publicservice.co.uk/feature_ ... p?id=19735'Everything we do online would need to be monitored'
04 May 2012
David Cameron is right to conuslt about online porn blocking
By Nick Pickles
David Cameron is taking the right approach in choosing a consultation to examine blocking children's access to online porn. But an opt-in approach for all households would mean monitoring everything, writes one privacy campaigner
News that the government is consulting on how to address the issue of child pornography is a good opportunity to have a long-overdue debate.
My main point of contention is that far too many people are trying to make policy based on a deeply flawed understanding of how the internet works. The cause is a laudable one, but a 'Great Firewall of Britain' with a national blacklist of websites is not the way forward.
For an opt-in filter to work and have any meaningful effect, everything we do online would need to be monitored. Of course, it is entirely coincidental that the Communications Capabilities Development Programme is also on the cards at present.