[E-voting] An Irish EFF Revivial
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/).
>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;
>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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