Everybody agrees that European Union suffers from a democratic deficit which deepens the gap between European institutions and their citizens. What is more unknown is that one of main reasons for this is that Member…

Translation of the letter sent by La Quadrature to the French minister in charge of the Telecoms Package, Luc Chatel.

Mr Minister,

On November 27th, the Council of the European Union will examine the project reforming electronic…

Paris, 31 October 2008

The European Commission opposed on Monday a flat refusal to French president Nicolas Sarkozy’s request for deleting amendment 138 of the Telecoms Package. It is yet another slap in the face for the proponents of…

La Quadrature du Net (Squaring the Net) welcomes the adoption, in the first reading, of several amendments correcting major problems in the Telecoms Package, as well as the rejection of the most dangerous amendments.

Members of…

On the topic of Telecoms Package, greek Members of European Parliament Stavros Lambrinidis, vice-président of the civil liberties committee, and Maria Matzouka organized a conference on Internet and liberties Monday Sept. 8th.

La Quadrature du Net…

Brussels, September 3rd, 2008. MEPs, representatives of the European Commission and Council have discussed yesterday in plenary session, in Brussels, the reform of European law on electronic communications (Telecoms Package).

The French economic newspaper Les Échos reports, that ARCEP, the French authority for telecom regulation, recently released a notice critical of the Olivennes law project.

ARCEP considers that, given the current state of technology, Internet Service…

Nota for English speaking-readers: the notion of a mutualised scheme is less familiar in English than in Latin languages (in part because of the use of “mutual” for companies). We use this expression for schemes…

Paris, May 6, 2008. La Quadrature du Net (Squaring the Net) has obtained the latest version of the French Olivennes bill about “flexible response” against internet users, which is currently being studied by the State…