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The internet needs tougher policing, says Vodafone CEO (siding with Sarkozy)

In Europe News, Tech on June 6, 2011 at 9:50 pm

By Kate Salomon

Vodafone’s CEO, Vittorio Colao, has spoken out on the about web freedoms, saying that the internet should be subject to regulatory laws.

Colao sides with French president, Nicolas Sarkozy, who recently called for greater state control of online content and services.

It all comes down to trust, says Colao, and self-regulation is not providing that given the regular security breaches, prevalence of piracy and ‘infringements of individual rights’.

“Mr Sarkozy is really right to argue that realising the full potential of the internet will also require an effective legal framework and that self-regulation will not be enough,” he wrote in an open letter to the Financial Times.

Restrictions incoming?

His comments fly in the face of the attitude taken by web services like Facebook and Google, which have both recently talked about…

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