[PCWorld] EU politicians pledge net neutrality and data privacy to gain votes
[…] Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) are directly voted for by European Union citizens in various member states. The next election will take place this May, and in a bid to win votes nearly 30 candidates so far have signed a pledge to protect digital rights.
The WePromise campaign was launched one week ago by European Digital Rights group EDRi, an association of 35 digital civil rights organizations, and includes a 10-point ‘charter of digital rights’ that MEP candidates must promise to abide by. In return, voters are asked to sign the pledge to vote for candidates that have made this promise. […]
As well as net neutrality and data privacy, candidates promise to promote free or open source software, to seek an update to copyright legislation, to promote online anonymity and encryption and to push for controls on surveillance and censorship technology. […]