Prospect of internet blocking in Ireland

The recently-established Office for Internet Safety (OIS) has had exploratory discussions with the Garda Siochána about using internet blocking technologies in Ireland.

28th June, 2008

The recently-established Office for Internet Safety (OIS) has had exploratory discussions with the Garda Siochána about using internet blocking technologies in Ireland.

Blocking technologies can be used to prevent access to specific web pages, domains or pages hosted by certain internet providers. For example, the technology can be used to draw up a blacklist of blocked sites or a whitelist of permissible sites.

However, legal and technical issues would have to be resolved...

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