Press review about Net Neutrality

[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.

[BoingBoing] EU elections: ask candidates to sign digital rights pledge

Kirsten From Edri writes, "European Digital Rights (EDRi) has launched WePromise.EU to put digital civil rights on the agenda of the European election. The platform is based on a two-sided promise: On the one hand, parliamentary candidates will be able to endorse a ten point 'Charter of Digital Rights' that supports an open digital environment. On the other, citizens across Europe can in turn sign the petition and promise to vote for candidates that have endorsed the Charter." [...]

[TechDirt] Innovation And Our Better Future Depend On Preserving Net Neutrality

Excellent but opinionated article explaining dynamics of media companies what net neutrality means in terms of culture.

[Wired] Internet Freedom Day: This Year We Go to War for Net Neutrality

Marvin Ammori, fellow at the New America Foundation and a lawyer who represents technology companies on internet policy issues, describes the impact of recent developments in the USA that go against net neutrality and the importance of the "reclassification" required to protect it effectively.

[Golem][de] Netzneutralität und Datenschutz : Reformen kommen nicht mehr vor Europawahlen

Die entscheidenden Internet-Verordnungen der EU werden nicht mehr vor den Europawahlen verabschiedet. Die EU-Länder hätten die Chance auf eine Einigung "beerdigt", sagte der Grünen-Politiker Albrecht zu [...]

[Wired] Why Net Neutrality’s Demise Hurts the Poor Most

By striking down the Federal Communications Commission (FCC)’s Open Internet Order this week, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals just gave commercial companies the authority to block internet traffic, give preferential treatment to specific internet services, and steer internet users away from online content based on their own commercial interests.

[Punto-Informatico][it] USA, scacco matto alla neutralità ?

La corte d'appello statunitense invalida parte del pacchetto di regole adottato da FCC per la net neutrality. Lo scontro viene vinto da Verizon, per un difetto nella classificazione dei provider USA. [...]

[PCWorld] European civil rights groups join forces to defend net neutrality

[…] Civil rights groups EDRi (European Digital Rights), the German Digitale Gesellschaft, the French La Quadrature du Net, the Austrian Initiative für Netzfreiheit as well as the Brussels based Access Now group together launched a campaign called aiming to amend or block the regulation. […]

[Futurezone] Kampagne für Netzneutralität in der EU gestartet

Ein Bündnis von Bürgerrechtsorganisationen startet mit eine Initiative zur gesetzlichen Verankerung der Netzneutralität in der EU.

[Heise] Europäische Bürgerrechtler verbünden sich für Netzneutralität

Die neue Kampagne will erreichen, dass das Prinzip der Netzneutralität in der EU gesetzlich verankert wird. Dafür haben sich diverse europäische Bürgerrechtsorganisationen zusammengetan [...] Sie ruft alle Bürger dazu auf, die Abgeordneten im Industrieausschuss des EU-Parlaments dazu aufzufordern, das offene und neutrale Netz zu bewahren. Dieser will den Vorschlag der EU-Kommission an 27. Februar behandeln.

[WSJ] Appeals Court Strikes Down FCC's Net Neutrality Rules

A U.S. appeals court on Tuesday threw out federal rules requiring broadband providers to treat all Internet traffic equally [Net Neutrality], raising the prospect that bandwidth-hungry websites [...] might have to pay tolls to ensure quality service.

[...] For consumers, the ruling could usher in an era of tiered Internet service, in which they get some content at full speed while other websites appear slower because their owners chose not to pay up.

[TarifeTarife] Kampagne „“ fordert Netzneutralität in der EU

Ein Bündnis europäischer Bürgerrechtsorganisationen hat die Kampagne „“ gestartet, deren Ziel die gesetzliche Festschreibung der Netzneutralität in der EU ist. Die Bürgerrechtler kritisieren den Vorschlag der EU-Kommission als Angriff auf das Recht zur freien Meinungsäußerung.

[InfoSecurity] European Threat to Net Neutrality Getting Closer

[…] On 15 November the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) Peter Hustinx published his Opinion on Neelie Kroes', vice-president of the European Commission and in charge of the Digital Agenda, proposals for harmonizing electronic communications services across Europe. He welcomed the inclusion of a net neutrality principle, but warned that the actual text is devoid of substance because of the almost unlimited right of providers to manage internet traffic. […]

[PCAdvisor] EU net neutrality proposal threatens privacy, says data protection supervisor

The proposed European Union-wide net neutrality law would not protect citizens' rights to privacy, the European data protection supervisor said Friday.

[ComputerWorldUK] Help: EU Net Neutrality Consultation Closes Today

Glyn Moody writes that "the European Commission finally came out with its proposals for net neutrality, part of its larger "Connected Continent" package designed to complete the telecoms single market." This article contains his advice to the European Commission of what to change in their proposal: