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CDT Co-Signs Letter Calling on Commission to Act Against Germany’s Draft Network Enforcement Law

CDT has signed a joint letter on the draft German law that threatens to fine large social media platforms if they do not react swiftly to take down certain types of content. Together with other civil and human rights organisations, as well as industry bodies representing the Internet technology, we call on the European Commission to ensure compliance of the draft German law with EU law, including the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights.

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CDT Urges Swift Action on Open Internet Rules Following President's Statement

President Barack Obama called on the FCC to reclassify broadband Internet access service under Title II of the Communications Act. In multiple comments to the FCC, CDT has cited Title II reclassification with forbearance from unnecessary rules as a sound option for protecting the free and open Internet. CDT calls on the FCC to move swiftly to implement strong open Internet rules.

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Nuala O’Connor Opening Comments for FCC Open Internet Roundtable

CDT President & CEO Nuala O’Connor participated in the FCC’s Open Internet Roundtable on October 7, 2014. In her remarks, O’Connor stressed the need for strong Open Internet rules built on the principles of no blocking and nondiscrimination, while allowing for reasonable network management. She encouraged the FCC to consider all proposals on the table, and specifically highlighted various hybrid approaches that would utilize Title II and Section 706 options.

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CDT's Efforts in Europe

The European Union plays a major role in shaping the policies of the global Internet, exerting influence far beyond its own borders. The Center for Democracy & Technology works actively with the EU institutions, Member States, civil society, and the technology sector to forge outcomes that respect legal, political, and cultural differences while promoting the core values of an open and inclusive internet.

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The Importance of Internet Neutrality to Protecting Human Rights Online

The Internet has tremendous capacity to advance human rights, in particular freedom of expression and related rights. To maximize the Internet’s potential, it must remain decentralized, open, and truly global. Establishing rules to preserve Internet neutrality is one way to prevent the imposition of structural inequalities that would distort this environment.

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CDT Recommendations for EU Net Neutrality Policy

This paper offers CDT’s view concerning EU-level policy on net neutrality. Below, CDT: Explains that what is really at stake here is the ability of innovators and competitors to challenge today’s Internet giants and bring Internet-focused growth to new companies and locations; Outlines why it is important to establish basic expectations concerning net neutrality now, rather than waiting until…

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