Next week, the European Parliament will have to take a stance with a last vote on the fate of the Copyright Directive, which has been discussed for several years. La Quadrature du Net calls for…

In the European Parliament, the two committees that were asked for an opinion on the terrorist content Regulation have now both published their proposition of amendments. Sadly, just like the opinion of the IMCO Committee…

Yesterday, Members of the European Parliament published a first of two opinions on the “anti-terrorism” censorship Regulation. It is bad. Despite the best intentions of rapporteur Julia Reda, the IMCO Committee (“Internal Market and Consumers…

Daniel Dalton, British Rapporteur on the EU Anti-Terrorism Regulation, is about to enable Mass Censorship

On May 28 2018, La Quadrature du Net, on behalf of 12 000 people, filed five complaints before the CNIL (the French Data Protection Authority) against Google, Apple, Facebook, Amazon and Microsoft. In the meantime,…

As we feared last Monday, European Parliament has just adopted a Report pushing for the outsourcing of Web censorship to Facebook and Google, using the pretext of the fight against terrorism.

On the 12 December, the European Parliament will vote on the “Report on findings and recommendations of the Special Committee on Terrorism”. If adopted, this text would not be legally binding but would recommend the…

We have never seen an European Regulation adopted this quickly by European governments. As European elections are getting closer, Macron has convinced them to use the everlasting terrorism pretext. Censorship and mass surveillance of the…

61 NGOs, professionals, hosting services and non profit Internet access providers ask Emmanuel Macron to renounce to its European Regulation project to censor the whole Web for dubious security reasons.

The analysis of the future Regulation makes us fear that it will impose mass surveillance and automated censorship to messaging services. Those offering end-to-end encryption would be forced to renounce or to close down.