Filter out websites with greater ease

New Worlds: New Knesset law will require Internet service providers to prove software for removing potentially offensive websites to customers.

By
June 19, 2011 03:04
1 minute read.
webwatchers

webwatchers_311. (photo credit: Courtesy)

 
X

Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later

A new law to filter out damaging website content, approved by the Knesset, will require Internet service providers and cellular phone companies to supply customers with free software for removing sites that insult or damages the public. The private member’s bill was initiated by MKs Alex Miller, Robert Ilatov, Moshe Matalon, David Rotem, Orly Levy Abecassis and Fanya Kirschenbaum.

According to the law, Web content that includes sexual relations; abuse, scorn or abasement; incitement to violence or racism; or gambling will require Internet service providers (ISPs) to inform subscribers of the dangers and how to protect themselves.

Be the first to know - Join our Facebook page.


MIRS regulation director Liron Goldenberg said the companies – both Internet and cellular phone companies will send leaflets to post boxes or electronic mailboxes at least once a year. He asked that the law be implemented regarding cellular phone companies for half a year after the legislation was approved to prepare for implementation. Miller said he is ready to agree to delays, but only for three months; his view was approved.

A Knesset Committee for Children’s Rights legal adviser asked that ISPs offer all customers filtering programs. But if the companies have to supply the service on demand, there is concern that they will only do the minimum, that will be of little use to customers, she said.

No charge will be allowed for these services.

Join Jerusalem Post Premium Plus now for just $5 and upgrade your experience with an ads-free website and exclusive content. Click here>>

Related Content

Holland Park’s forest, north of Eilat.
August 11, 2014
Promising trend of prosecution for environmental crimes, officials say

By SHARON UDASIN