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Global Free Flow of Information on the Internet
Document Number: 2010-24385
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-09-29
Agency: Office of the Secretary; National Telecommunications and Information Administration; International Trade Administration; National Institute of Standards and Technology, Department of Commerce
The Department of Commerce's Internet Policy Task Force is examining issues related to the global free flow of information on the Internet. Specifically, the Department seeks public comment from all stakeholders, including the commercial, academic, and civil society sectors, on government policies that restrict information flows on the Internet. The Task Force seeks to understand why these restrictions have been instituted; what, if any, impact they have had on innovation, economic development, global trade and investment; and how best to address negative impacts. After analyzing the comments responding to this Notice, the Department intends to publish a report which will contribute to the Administration's domestic policy and international engagement on these issues.