Ashdown: Internet is a ‘lawless space’

Lord Paddy Ashdown has said that terrorism is being facilitated by a lack of oversight of the internet.Speaking to ZDNet UK at an Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) press event, Ashdown said that cybercrime and terrorism rush “into the vacuum of a lawless space” if governance of internet activity by countries is too weak.”Is the internet a lawless space? Of course,” said Ashdown. “Effectively, there are no laws, except in places like China. I’m a liberal, so I believe in the free flow of information, but there are issues that need to be addressed.”,1000000189,39564639,00.htm,39044908,62048786,00.htm

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