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US, UK reject agreement on new ITU treaty

Friday 14 December 2012 | 09:04 CET | News
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An agreement to update the International Telecommunications Regulations has been reached in Dubai, despite a refusal from major countries such as the US and UK to sign the new treaty. The new pact includes measures that would give countries a right to access international telecommunications services and the ability to block spam, which delegations that declined to sign the amended text argued would pave the way for government censorship and control over the web, Bloomberg reports. Only 89 of 151 countries present signed. Canada, Denmark, Australia, Norway, Costa Rica, Serbia and others

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