Modern electronic commerce requires cryptography, and cryptography precludes centralised censorship, even of harmful material. The way to combat gender inequality and sexual exploitation is to increase public awareness and encourage open discussion, not stifle information flows and violate telecommunications privacy.

Smári McCarthy, executive director of Iceland Modern Media Initiative, writing to Ögmundur Jónasson, Icelandic minister of interior, on plans to establish Internet pornography censorship in Iceland.

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