Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search

 


Election '14 and the Internet: paper released

Election '14 and the Internet: paper released

InternetNZ has today released to the public a paper setting out seven important issues facing the Internet, to help public discussion of Internet issues as the 2014 General Election approaches.

"This paper sets out seven important issues facing the Internet's development. For each we set out what the situation is, why it's important, and suggest questions that policymakers, the media and all those interested in the Internet's future should consider in working out what (if anything) needs to change in responding to the challenges these issues present to New Zealand," says InternetNZ Chief Executive Jordan Carter.

The paper, titled "Election '14 and the Internet", covers the following topics:

• domestic connectivity (beyond the UFB and RBI)

• international connectivity (new cables, data caps)

• fair intellectual property law (copyright, content generation in schools)

• surveillance and privacy (appropriate surveillance, what people want in terms of privacy)

• government's role in the ICT industry (workforce training, the various levers governments have)

• productivity and business use of the Internet (how SMEs can add more value through Internet use)

• human rights online (how to give effect to human rights in the Internet age)

"This paper was developed with the input of a wide range of InternetNZ members and other stakeholders. The analysis is founded on the policy principles that guide all our work on Internet issues," Jordan Carter says.

"Importantly, this paper doesn't set out any kind of wishlist.

"Instead, it's designed to help all those thinking about Internet issues step back from the day to day rush of policy debate and discussion. By setting out questions to focus people's minds on what matters, we hope that better outcomes for New Zealanders will result.

"I'd like to thank all those who contributed to the creation of this paper. I look forward to the discussion it will help create," Jordan Carter says.

The paper is available on the InternetNZ website: https://internetnz.net.nz/our-work/submissions/Election-14-and-Internet

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

Crowdfinding: Awaroa Beach To Become Public Land If Appeal Succeeds

Conservation Minister Maggie Barry says a privately-owned beach will become part of the Abel Tasman National Park if an online crowdfunding campaign to buy it succeeds... More>>

ALSO:

Meat Workers Union: Waitangi Mondayisation Flaunted By Large Employer Of Maori

At the AFFCO Talley owned meat plant in Rangiuru, the company has resorted to bullying and threats... saying they could be disciplined and their union sued for an unlawful strike if workers exercise their rights to a paid day off tomorrow. More>>

Earlier:

ETS Review: Modelling Documents Released

Three technical documents are being released to help New Zealanders engage with the Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) review, Climate Change Minister Paula Bennett says. More>>

ALSO:

Northland: Govt Plan Targets Transport, Web, Maori Assets

The government has released a 10-year plan to attract investors and lift economic growth in Northland, a region that perennially underperforms the rest of the country even while being endowed with natural beauty, productive land, minerals, a potential workforce, scope for manufacturing, forestry and aquaculture, and proximity to Auckland. More>>

ALSO:

Statistics: Unemployment Rate Falls To 5.3 Percent

The unemployment rate fell to 5.3 percent in the December 2015 quarter (from 6.0 percent), Statistics New Zealand said today. This is the lowest unemployment rate since March 2009. There were 16,000 fewer people unemployed than in the September ... More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Business
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news