Google calls on governments to increase information flow


Previously, and despite pursuing its own , Google has been critical of to restrict the flow of information on the Internet.

During December last year, the company about the Federal Government's plans to introduce a mandatory filtering regime for internet service providers (ISP) in Australia, arguing that the scope of content to be filtered is too wide.

Despite months of lobbying, a Google and iiNet-backed industry group, the Safer Internet Group (SIG), said in June that it had in meeting with the communications minister, Stephen Conroy, to discuss their alternative to the Government's proposed mandatory ISP-filter.

The office of the communications minister, Stephen Conroy, has been contacted for comment on the document.