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Telecoms Package

The "Telecoms Package" is a set of five European Directives regulating electronic communication networks. The text was voted in first reading in the European Parliament in Sept.24th 2008. Serious problems arose in this first reading on the issues of Privacy, Network neutrality and regarding the implementation of a mechanism known as "graduated response" at the European level.

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Calls on the Commission and the Member States to recognise that the Internet is a vast platform for cultural expression, access to knowledge, and democratic participation in European creativity, bringing generations together through the information society; calls on the Commission and the Member States, therefore, to avoid adopting measures conflicting with civil liberties and human rights and with the principles of proportionality, effectiveness and dissuasiveness, such as the interruption of Internet access.

the European Parliament - 10 avril 2008

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