Recent developments have raised serious questions about the impartiality and commitment to the interests of European citizens of European Commissioner Thierry Breton. Therefore, we expressed our deep concerns regarding his potential industry capture in a recent open letter to all Members of the…

This was 2023 from a digital rights perspective: We look back on an eventful year.

A very broad coalition of stakeholders has come together to publicly warn against introducing network fees via a joint statement. This includes many industries and sectors, consumers and civil society and a very broad alliance. It is accompanied by a supporting statement signed by a few MEPs.

 

 

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A major attack on net neutrality is currently underway at the EU level using the slogan "Fair Share". Under this term, the telecommunications industry wants to massively increase its profits. Major telecom companies are demanding that in the future online content providers should pay for their…

On 8 June, 34 civil society organisations from 17 countries published a joint statement to raise their concerns with Commissioner Margrethe Vestager’s and Commissioner Thierry  Breton’s public statement to alter the regulatory framework underpinning the free and open internet.

 

The Commissioners…

The European net neutrality rules are being reformed to fix one of the biggest loopholes in the EU‘s framework: Zero-Rating. epicenter.works together with EDRi and others has been vocal about the dangers of Zero-Rating, a practice by which telecoms companies discriminate between online services by…

Contribution by: Jesper Lund, Chairman EDRi member, IT-Political Association of Denmark

 

Europe’s highest court has put an end to a long-standing legal battle around the EU’s Net Neutrality Regulation. In a landmark judgement published last week, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU)…

The civil rights NGO epicenter.works protested in front of the A1 Telekom Austria Group’s building yesterday to raise awareness of the involvement of the partially state-owned company in the Internet shutdowns in Belarus that unfolded around the controversial election of the long-term dictator…

Austria is reforming its telecommunications law to incorporate the new European directives on electronic communications. The Austrian government has now an unique opportunity to leverage router freedom at the legislative level to protect consumers and the market.

 

It should go without saying that…

South Korea's network infrastructure may be state of the art, but the country’s 'pay to play' regime for delivering traffic are a unprecedented threat to the free and open internet.

 

Open Net Korea, along with 13 other NGOs — including epicenter.works and Access Now — are appealing to South…

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