18 Feb '14, 1pm

EC to pursue role as honest broker in future global negotiations on Internet Governance

Brussels, 18 February 2014 - In the wake of large-scale Internet surveillance and reduced trust in the internet, the European Commission proposes a key reform to the way the Internet is managed and run. The proposal calls for more transparent, accountable and inclusive governance. Commission Vice-President Neelie Kroes said: "The next two years will be critical in redrawing the global map of Internet governance. Europe must contribute to a credible way forward for global internet governance. Europe must play a strong role in defining what the net of the future looks like.” The Commission is committed to an internet that continues to serve fundamental freedoms and human rights, Kroes noted: “Our fundamental freedoms and human rights are not negotiable. They must be protected online.” The Commission proposes concrete actions such as: Establishment of a clear timeline for the...

Full article: http://www.eurid.eu/en/news/feb-2014/ec-pursue-role-hones...

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