This isn't about web filters. Its a battle for control over the Internet...
So now we will also have web filter laws?! ... oh great. But how does a web filter stop criminals sharing data? ... They will just use whatever encryption they want to hide their activities as they share data, just like all criminals hide their activities. So it won't stop criminals.
Meanwhile this law then means we will all be left with a government way to order the censorship of any web sites they wish. Which I'm sure is their real goal. Plus it won't take much government feature creep to the law to allow them to silence political opponents and critics online and don't forget the business opportunities. For a start they can block access to all P2P sites they don't like, which will make the music industry very grateful. On top of this, for them to create a filtering system, it also means they must scan all data passing through, which effectively gives them a Phorm style monitoring system, to log and monitor all web sites everyone visits which then allows a private company contracted to run the filter, to sell this marketing log data they steal from everyone. (So is Phorm/ex-phorm people even behind this law change?).
So how long before this filter log data is then used for political gain to monitor what political web sites everyone reads. At that point, don't dare read a political article or a blog or your political terrorist(tm) score will increase. Then they will find quite ways to make your life harder, to hold you back as you are then labelled an opponent and political trouble maker. Then you'll win the right to be subjected to even deeper scans to workout which groups you belong to. After all large groups of people can stand against politicians so the best way to silence groups is to find ways to divide and conquer the opposing groups. Sow division and FUD to fragment the groups so they no longer stand against the politicians.
So yet again, yet another day and another step towards a police state. They seem to be in a hurry to get us all into this nightmare world?!. Is this what life is becoming under their growing tyranny. Almost every day these days we are being subjected to their endless controlling attitudes that includes words such as: "Censor, Block, Track, Control, Limit, Monitor, Scrutinize, Watch, Spy, Oversee, Record, Profile, Punish".
I have one more word for them, "Dictate!" ... as in dictatorship! ... They seem to have an almost endlessly Machiavellian attitude to us all and frankly their lack of empathy is showing them up to be very Narcissistic in their endless pursuit of self interest at the expense of everyone else. Their attitude seems to be endless manipulation, lying, cunning and duplicity to get ever more power over us all (because as usual, ultimately they seek the personal gain they get from having such power over people) and yet its all hidden behind endless lies and fear mongering. Think of the children, Think of the terrorists. Think of the fear of the day. Fear fear fear.
The political control freaks keep showing they won't stop until they have found a way to win control over the Internet so this news is yet another step for them in their battle for control. They must really fear leaving the Internet uncontrolled and of course they also desire control over the Internet because the Internet is a vast source of knowledge and knowledge as we all know is power, so control of the Internet gives a vast source of power.
So how much power do they really need?!? ... Is there ever going to be an end to their greed for ever more power?. Previous generations of politicians ruled just fine most of the time with far less control over their people. So where is this nightmare level of control going?!
Sadly it seems, as they gain ever more power over us all, they are following the old say, "Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely"