Proposal title:Repeal 'Digital Network Defense' Author:Saint Tomas and the Northern Ice Islands Purpose: To repeal previous legislation for blocking possible new proposals better protecting citizens' privacy.
The at-vote resolution, "Repeal 'Digital Network Defense'", is an updated version of an identically-named proposal (on which OWL recommended to vote FOR) that, after first looking set to pass, got discarded by the General Secretariat for rule violations at the end of the voting period. Whereas that original version made an elaborate and convincing case for repealing GA 378 "Digital Network Defense", the removal of the illegal parts of it has made the current version relatively short; the now sole argument left is to make place for a new resolution specifically addressing citizens' privacy rights (that, as it stands, would currently be illegal for contradicting GA 387, which contains a small note granting WA members relatively large authority for carrying out digital surveillance). While a separate replacement for GA 378 without this problematic provision is indeed being drafted and a repeal might be necessary in the future, this doesn't fully compensate for the lack of further convincing arguments in the current proposal. Thus, OWL recommends a vote AGAINST the at-vote resolution, "Repeal 'Digital Network Defense'".