Study evaluates net neutrality in EU 14 Feb 2019; posted by the editor - Internet news, European Union
By Iwona Laub, EDRi member Epicenter.works, Austria
Two and a half years after the adoption of the guidelines confirming strong protection for net neutrality in Europe, Austrian EDRi member epicenter.works published a study on the enforcement and status quo of net neutrality.
Mars One Ventures AG in Administration 14 Feb 2019; posted by the editor - Business, Science
On February 5, 2019, the Court of Appeal of the Swiss canton Basel-Stadt confirmed that the Swiss corporation Mars One Ventures AG, one company of the Mars One group, is in administration. The company has a thirty day window to reverse the administration process.
Concerns remain over UK Counter-Terrorism legislation despite amendment 06 Feb 2019; posted by the editor - Journalism, United Kingdom
By Reporters Without Borders
Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has said that although it welcomes the inclusion of journalistic protections in specific clauses of the UK Counter-Terrorism and Border Security Bill, it remains concerned about the press freedom implications of a number of problematic provisions that were retained in the final version of the bill. The bill passed after a ‘ping-pong’ debate between the House of Commons and House of Lords, which reached final stages on 22 January 2019.
EU Member States willing to retain illegal data retention 16 Jan 2019; posted by the editor - Internet news, Europe, European Union
By Jesper Lund, EDRi member IT-Pol, Denmark
With its judgments in April 2014 (Digital Rights Ireland ) and December 2016 (Tele2 ), the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) ruled that blanket data retention was illegal under EU law. Rather than repealing their illegal data retention laws, EU Member States have instead adopted a tactic of ignoring the highest court of the European Union under the pretence of a “common reflection process” with an expert data retention working group under the Working Party on Information Exchange and Data Protection (DAPIX).
Net Neutrality vs. 5G: What to expect from the upcoming EU review? 09 Dec 2018; posted by the editor - Internet news, Europe, European Union
by EDRi member epicenter.works, Austria
Since 2016 the principle of net neutrality is protected in the European Union (EU). Net neutrality is a founding principle of the internet. It ensures the protection of the right to freedom of expression, the right to assembly, the right to conduct business, and the freedom to innovate on the internet.
High Court rejects undercover victims' challenge 09 Nov 2018; posted by the editor - United Kingdom
Three victims of undercover policing say they were dismayed to learn that that they have been denied permission to proceed with their Judicial Review against the Home Secretary's decision not to appoint additional panel members to sit alongside Sir John Mitting in the first stages of the Undercover Policing Inquiry.