[Vnunet] European Parliament votes in favour of internet freedom

Web users' access to internet will not be restricted, say MEPs

The European Parliament has decided that ISPs and regulators, such as Ofcom in the UK, cannot restrict individuals’ access to the internet. [...]

Citizen rights groups, such as La Quandrature du Net were outraged by Trautman’s changes and called on MEPs to side with the previous version of the report, which contained the amendment.

Now the groups have welcomed the decision of the MEPs.

Jérémie Zimmermann, co-founder of La Quadrature du Net, described it as a “victory”.

"A formidable campaign from the citizens put the issues of freedoms on the internet at the center of the debates of the Telecoms Package,” he said.

“The massive re-adoption of amendment 138/46 rather than the softer compromise negotiated by rapporteur Trautmann with the Council is an even stronger statement,” he concluded.