Net Neutrality: Respect my Net presented at BEREC
Paris, 11 April 2017 — La Quadrature du Net publishes a position paper co-drafted with the FDN Federation and presented during the stakeholders meeting organised by the Body of European Regulators of Electronic Communications (BEREC) on 14 March 2017 in Brussels.
The proposals aim to allow a better monitoring of Net Neutrality and present helpful evidence for regulators to enforce the application of Net Neutrality especially through a tool developed to allow users to report Net Neutrality violations in the easiest way possible.
Since the BEREC's adoption of the guidelines on Net Neutrality in September 2016, it is up to the National Regulator Agencies to enforce the implementation of Net Neutrality and this cannot be done without the help of the citizens as they are the first concerned by the infringement of this principle. Tools such as Respect My Net allow citizens to report infractions carried by their ISP or mobile operator and allow to put into light unfair commercial practices.
The main points of the paper are:
- The tools must be free/libre software;
- The tests must be specific, permanent monitoring is discouraged
- Citizen's privacy must always be protected, all results must be published in an aggregated form and no information could lead back to the user.