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In his opening speech at the inaugural eG8 forum in Paris on Tuesday, French President Nicolas Sarkozy called for greater regulation of the Internet.
The new forum sees the leaders of the G8 countries around the same table as big hitteres from the online world, Sarkozy wasted no time in getting down to business, as he called for the Internet heavyweights “to be responsible and help governments create global governance for issues ranging from copyright to privacy.
Minister David Cameron, for example, only this week suggested that Parliament needed to take a close look at British privacy laws after Twitter users made a mockery of court orders that stop British newspapers, radio stations and TV stations from revealing the names and details of public figures who are alleged to have had affairs.