Thailand's IT Minister Admits Blacklist Filters Don't Work

Although the government's proposed internet filter has effectively been delayed until 2013 at the earliest, it still hasn't been scrapped completely. Adding fuel to the fire that would burn the policy to ash is the revelation that Thailand's IT minister has recently admitted to ZDNet that blacklist filtering doesn't work, and that he believes Thailand should scrap their own internet filter.

Darren Pauli at ZDNet spoke with Thongchai Sangsiri, director of computer forensics within Thailand's Ministry of Information and Communication Technology, who claimed that maintaining a blacklist was more trouble than it's worth.

Let's hope that Senator Conroy and the Labor government were listening...


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