August 17, 2003

NTIA CIPA censorware report released

[A scoop! A scoop! :-)]

NTIA CIPA censorware report:

Children's Internet Protection Act: Report on the Effectiveness of Internet Protection Measures and Safety Policies

On August 15, 2003, [National Telecommunications and Information Administration] released a report pursuant to section 1703 of the Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA) ... evaluating the effectiveness of technology protection measures and safety policies used by educational institutions. The Act requested NTIA to evaluate whether the currently available Internet blocking or filtering technology protection measures and Internet safety policies adequately address the needs of educational institutions. CIPA also invited NTIA's recommendations to Congress on how to foster the development of technology protection measures that meet these needs. NTIA's report concludes that the currently available technology measures have the capacity to meet most of the needs and concerns of educational institutions and makes the following recommendations: 1) technology vendors should offer training services to educational institutions on specific features of their products; and 2) expand CIPA's definition of "technology protection measures" to include additional technologies in order to encompass a wider array of technological measures to protect children from inappropriate content.

By Seth Finkelstein | posted in censorware | on August 17, 2003 12:21 AM (Infothought permalink) | Followups
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