[E-voting] An Irish EFF Revivial

Catherine Ansbro cansbro at eircom.net
Sat Aug 6 19:26:18 IST 2005

1) Yes, personally

2) Maybe - though perhaps ICTE and EFF would both be stronger if they 
maintained their independence.  (Plus, that would create 2 groups who 
could weigh in on the e-voting issue.)


Colm MacCarthaigh wrote:

>If you're a reader of many Irish blogs, you probably won't be suprised
>to find out that there is a initiative currently ongoing to revive an
>Irish version of the EFF (http://www.eff.org/). 
>  http://www.boards.ie/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=286105
>  http://www.eire.com/2005/08/04/defending-digital-rights-in-ireland/
>  http://www.freestater.blogspot.com/
>  http://www.mulley.net/archives/000570.html
>  http://taint.org/2005/08/05/212637a.html
>The EFF, is the Electronic Frontier Foundation, and is dedicated to
>defending digital rights, like personal privacy. In Europe, there are
>several EFF affiliates in other countries, and alsl EDRI;
>  http://www.edri.org/
>The European Digital Right's organisation. Anyway, I've been asked to
>gauge interest in such an organisation here, from two perspectives;
>  1. Would people to interested in such an organisation personally?
>     The aims would be to try and influence policy on matters like
>     national ID cards, defending free speech rights on the internet,
>     protecting internet users from privacy invasion and generaly
>     getting involved with such matters, which many feel are a problem
>     in Ireland. The organisation would also serve as an umbrella
>     for all electronc Civil Liberties issues related in Ireland,
>     including Electronic Voting. At the very least, it could serve
>     as a useful point of contact for the media, and they could
>     direct questions on particular topics to the relevant groups
>     (such as ICTE).
>  2. Would people be interested in ICTE affiliating with such
>     an organisation if it did exist?

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