The Conflict Between Free Access to Information and the use of Filtering Techniques in Light of the Yahoo Case
The exponential growth and explosion of Information on the Internet has given rise to several questions of socio-economic, political and legal nature, especially as regard to the issue of free access to information and possible limitations to this free use. Since the Internet is a global operating network exceeding therefore national territories, the problem of universal jurisdiction rises. The introduction of filtering techniques has been introduced to deal with this problem. However the use of filtering techniques poses several problems as well and can clearly have a chilling effect on free speech as well.