New Delhi: A new cyber jurisprudence, having no political boundaries, needs to be evolved to deal with Internet crime, Telecom Minister Kapil Sibal said on Tuesday. Terming the Internet governance as oxymoron, he also said Internet cannot co-exist with the concept of governance.
"Internet Governance is an oxymoron. Internet, by its very nature, cannot coexist with the concept of 'governance', which relates to a system designed for dealing with the issues of the physical world," said an official release quoting Communications and IT Minister Kapil Sibal as saying.
"The term Governance , immediately invokes concepts of those who govern and those who are governed, which have no relevance in cyber-space," Sibal added. Sibal is in Baku, Azerbaijan, for a high-level ministerial meeting at the Internet Governance Forum (IGF).
He said that issues of public policy related to the Internet have to be dealt with, by adopting a multi-stakeholder, democratic and transparent approach. Sibal stressed on putting in place a system which is "collaborative, consultative, inclusive and consensual for dealing with all public policies involving the Internet"....more
08:23 PM, Nov 06, 2012