Do we need a 'digital bill of rights?'
Dave Aitel on the debate over the need for internet regulation
- Duration 6:01
- Date Jun 18, 2012
Dave Aitel on the debate over the need for internet regulation
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So why don't we need this.
Well as a few reasons you need it but I think the real question is how are you gonna get it.
And of course you look at the two people who are really foremost in presenting it.
Which is senator while on Morgan and at a course Darrell Issa.
-- a Republican representative.
From from Silicon Valley.
And these two individuals single handedly essentially.
It took so clout you know I mean honestly they had a lot of help but without them -- would be a lot today.
And they've really been on the forefront of privacy Internet some deregulation making sure it stays as unregulated and -- it can be.
And of course all the others -- -- digital liberty issues that really don't have another voice in congress.
So we so don't we need someone vote to moderate don't we need some rules.
Since there are so many people on the Internet -- so much information that you can use and abuse.
Well let's say it -- they and I think.
The government's very split on how much monitoring is good monitoring you know because.
You know Hillary Clinton went to the Chinese and said look here -- and that's way over regulated you know Wear fur free and open Internet we see what you're doing -- repressive.
And the Chinese rightfully came back and said well I mean you guys just have different interest -- regulated differently.
And you know someone has been to China I can say that they definitely feel like different -- -- when you're there when you're not there.
But you know you -- these are very thorny issues I -- you look at Mike openness and some of the the things that they have as digital -- -- rights right now.
And these things are very hard to make simple I mean you've got.
Laws that regulate pornography and other con tent the conflict with sort of the concepts of openness and complete on regulation.
You've got the ability to commit crimes over the Internet and of course law enforcement has wiretap rules -- they would like to apply and sort of adjust the modern age.
And so you know yes all these issues are extremely complex will these two individuals managed get a bill of rights passed the congress it seems unlikely.
But what's more -- thing about it is how they're doing it -- of crowd sourcing the bill itself.
They're asking the Internet community to sort of write the bill for them that'd make an instrument just that and then place it and -- into the congressional sort of pool.
Which is a very different way of doing democracy then you've sort of seen this point.
If I I understand that some folks would be concerned about over regulation and government interference.
That's an interesting concept as you mention on how to go about -- Build this digital bill congressman -- has certainly been very active in the number of areas it sounds like it is of particular concern.
Perhaps to the people of his district that he represents.
-- so what are people on the Internet contributing.
Well they're contributing they're.
Often hilarious -- crazy thoughts and ideas about it and you know -- to people on the Internet you gonna get two completely different decisions and sometimes it's from the same person.
So the the reality is will this particular effort through come to fruition and I think.
But you know they're getting a broad basis for all across the country.
Which is essentially how you see some of the more modern fundraising efforts really flower you know you've got.
People supporting Ron Paul from all over the country it's not just a little place in Texas and I think.
Even before he was you know Republican presidential candidate.
You know somebody's being able to tap into a very involved community that's all across the country gives you great power.
And I think you may start to see the current two presidential candidates Barack Obama and of course Mitt Romney.
Start to weigh in on these issues which they haven't really done in depth before.
You know you're looking at a crowd of very invested individuals usually from Northern Virginia and southern Maryland -- You know it tend to be in swing states and have a lot of money and it'll be very -- to see.
If if either Republican or Democrat strategist decide really tap into that.
Let me just.
Backtrack for a second if you proprietary material and you put it out on the Internet how are you protecting can you explain to folks -- a security expert.
-- you're not protected at all and that's the great thing about the Internet in a sense.
Obviously copyright trademark.
Patent law those things all protect you.
And they sort of get sort of bubbled -- IP law.
But there's no technical or regulatory sort of ease that you as a private individual or corporation.
Could use -- really take the information off the Internet once -- -- is on the Internet it's there forever.
And you'll see sites like the Pirate Bay or.
You know pace banner many other sites sort of you know -- and they've racial bounce around you'll never really get it out so.
Your easiest solution obviously is not to have your private information released on the Internet.
And this this of course is where Internet security and my field in general comes in a big play.
But for most people it's you know if something gets lost fumes or about loss and you move on.
I would imagine your business is busy.
It is very -- yes thank you.
For the individual.
Traveling in using our laptops that are ipads in -- iphones out and about and I remember the days that there were warnings that someone -- just like drive by you and suck all your information out of your devices that's still the case.
Well I think you know especially his.
You you go as a business person Asia.
Bob professionals like myself we tend to have two different set the laptops and laptops that have been Asia laptops that have been Asia.
Because the economic espionage is just so strong there loud and individuals who are you know.
High net worth individuals or anything looking -- avoid.
Organized crime may have to take some of the same measure that -- your cell phone everything electronic -- leave at home.
Which is sort of the way you would leave all your crown jewels.
Interesting very very interesting topic thank you so much -- very nice to meet you joining --