European Parliament endorses first ever Digital Freedom Strategy | Technologies numériques & Education | Scoop.it
Marietje SCHAAKE:
A large majority of the European Parliament today endorsed the first ever Digital Freedom Strategy in the EU’s foreign policy. I’m very happy with the wide support my report received....

“The Parliament unequivocally acknowledges that digital freedoms, like uncensored access to the internet, are fundamental rights which deserve equal protection as traditional human rights. I have set out a number of concrete points of action to be incorporated in the EU’s trade and development policies. New technologies bring huge opportunities, but people can only really enjoy them if we also tackle the threats emerging from the rise of ICTs, for example by authoritarian regimes.”

Read more:
http://www.marietjeschaake.eu/2012/12/european-parliament-endorses-first-ever-digital-freedom-strategy/

Via Gust MEES