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EN - 2 - Promoting a European Bill of digital rights

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This page is for discussing the content of the paragraph 2: Promoting a European Bill of digital rights

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2. Promoting a European Bill of digital rights

Newropeans want to support the completion of a Single European Information Space which promotes an open internal market for information society and media. We should indeed prevent market forces from distorting and limiting rights of e.g. web users.

We think recent governmental, technological and corporation influence on web users’ rights have clarified the need of a constitutional dimension for the protection of fundamental rights in the information society. We imagine a bottom-up approach starting from the existing debate though stakeholders and eventually from the Internet Governance Forum meetings results. We decided to wide the concept of digital rights beyond the Internet frame to ensure their future application independently from the (next) technological architecture.

We are strong supporters of the idea of a European Bill of digital rights to achieve the enforcement of fundamental rights so far in the Internet environment (as declared in Tunis at the World Summit for Information Society 2005). These rights and principles should include, among others, privacy, data protection, freedom of expression, universal access, network neutrality, interoperability, global reachability of all Internet nodes, the use of open formats and standards, public access to knowledge and the right to innovate. The same principles should later be applied to the next generation technologies that will replace the contemporary Internet.

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