[At-Large] US Introduces New Cyber Security Bill in Senate

Salanieta T. Tamanikaiwaimaro salanieta.tamanikaiwaimaro at gmail.com
Sat Feb 9 22:38:31 UTC 2013

Awesome Garth, I think it is critical that this gets discussed at the RALO
level as well as the At Large level.


On Sunday, February 10, 2013, Garth Bruen wrote:

> Posted for discussion in our Monday NARALO call
> -----Original Message-----
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> [mailto:alac-bounces at atlarge-lists.icann.org] On Behalf Of Fouad Bajwa
> Sent: Sunday, January 27, 2013 5:11 AM
> To: Salanieta T. Tamanikaiwaimaro
> Cc: ALAC Working List; At-Large Worldwide; apralo
> Subject: Re: [ALAC] [APAC-Discuss] US Introduces New Cyber Security Bill in
> Senate
> I believe that it is fundamental that the Internet is a resource not only
> for the US or its citizens/immigrants/non-citizens, its a global resource.
> By no means can one country ensure the sustainability of such an expansive
> and globally used network. The challenge to giving up this resource's
> control shall always be there and other countries and regions will continue
> to dialogue and intervene on issues to make it a globally managed and
> shared
> resource with no single country remaining in control.
> >From where I come, the wide public stereotype belief remains that the
> US may be using the Internet to disrupt public morality and order in
> Pakistan. This is then further emitted towards the government. Though
> Pakistan is seen to remain out of the the Internet public policy debates,
> in
> the background it appears that the country does not want any external
> country, group or force to interfere with its Internetwork. The national
> exchequer/regulator has also been looking into possibilities for taxing
> foreign internet giants like google. The 18th Amendment to the constitution
> gives provinces more autonomy to look after their own issues and explore
> the
> opportunity to regulate and tax foreign corporation activities in Pakistan.
> There may be two forms of such regulations in the future such as federal
> and
> provincial regulations.
> Though the issues of civil rights/liberties and privacy are relatively new
> to the population of Pakistan but the population possibly remains alien to
> such issues as access to the Internet is cheap from western point of view
> but according to the local financial and inflation situation, its still a
> very expensive resource.
> Now these insights would have no meaning for US legislators because the
> world from the US point of view is a global government that the US must
> uphold across the globe and our country would become an insignificant
> portion of that global order. These statements and claims on the Internet
> reveal this disparity that the world countries are under a global
> government
> of one nation that needs to keep the network working according to its
> perception and purview. That is where the world comes into conflict with
> such perceptions.
> Best
> Fouad
> On Sun, Jan 27, 2013 at 12:29 AM, Salanieta T. Tamanikaiwaimaro
> <salanieta.tamanikaiwaimaro at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Dear Jean Jacques,
> >
> > I wrote an opinion piece on the new US Cyber Security Bills see:
> >
> > http://www.circleid.com/posts/20130126_pandoras_box_new_us_cyber_secur
> > ity_bills_worm_hole_internet/
> >
> > I agree with your proposal and support it.
> >
> > Best Regards,
> > Sala
> >
> > On Sat, Jan 26, 2013 at 2:41 PM, JJS <jjs.global at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> >> *Dear Salanieta,*
> >> *
> >> *
> >> *thank you for bringing this to our attention. It will be worth
> following.
> >> *
> >> *
> >> *
> >> *This draft bill comes on the heels of SOPA and other proposed
> >> legislation which, under the guise of protecting citizens, businesses
> >> and states, would allow public authority to curtail civic and
> >> individual rights, without adequate protection for the Internet user,
> >> under the convenient assumption that what is good for a sovereign
> >> state is of necessity good for its citizens.*
> >> *
> >> *
> >> *It is in this context, and in the face of this growing threat, that
> >> I proposed, during an ALAC monthly meeting, that we take up the
> >> subject of existing and foreseeable infringements on civic and
> >> individual rights, such as the expanding practice of DPI without
> >> proper parliamentary oversight (and this is done not only in states
> >> governed by a single political party without represen

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