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European Net Neutrality Legislation is a Step Forward but Significant Questions Remain

Today, the European Parliament voted to pass the proposed Telecommunications Single Market Regulation. The Regulation includes a set of provisions to safeguard non-discrimination of traffic on the Internet. It provides a legal basis for European regulators to ensure that telecommunications operators and ISPs do not prioritise and discriminate between different content and applications.

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European Commission Digital Single Market Strategy Unveiled

Today, the European Commission published its Digital Single Market (DSM) Strategy. The Commission’s stated vision and objectives are laudable: a borderless Europe-wide market for online goods and services where businesses serve consumers seamlessly across national borders. While the DSM Strategy contains a number of positive elements, CDT is concerned about parts of the strategy that would hinder, rather than help build an open, innovative internet and digital market in Europe.

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EU Telecoms Ministers Shouldn’t Gut Draft Net Neutrality Rules

On Thursday, 27 November, ministers responsible for telecommunications are set to discuss proposed EU-wide rules intended to safeguard net neutrality. Last month, the Center for Democracy & Technology (CDT) and other advocacy groups sent a letter to the Ministers detailing the main elements a European rule on net neutrality must include. Unfortunately, the latest proposal to be discussed…

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Mashable: What Europe’s ‘Right to Be Forgotten’ Means for Google (and You)

Jens-Henrik Jeppesen, CDT’s Representative and Director for European Affairs, was offered commentary to Mashable regarding the recent European Court of Justice ruling on the “right to be forgotten” online. Should the Internet forget? Do people have the right to have outdated, inaccurate, perhaps embarrassing information about them removed from the web? Addressing that question, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled on…

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CDT and CCIA Urge EU Parliament Support of Net Neutrality

The Center for Democracy & Technology (CDT) and the Computer and Communications Industry Association (CCIA) encourage the European Parliament to support net neutrality in tomorrow’s vote. On 3rd April, the European Parliament will vote in Plenary on the “Telecoms Single Market Regulation.” We commend the work of the Parliamentary Committees that have issued opinions on the dossier. The Parliament has…

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CDT Taps Jens-Henrik Jeppesen to Lead Its Advocacy in Europe

Washington – Jens-Henrik Jeppesen, a senior technology policy expert with more than 15 years of experience in Brussels, has been tapped to lead CDT’s advocacy efforts in Europe. Jeppesen, who begins work on March 1, will handle a broad range of issues, including data protection, cybersecurity, free expression and intellectual property.

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