Yesterday (27/10/2015), Labour MEPS voted in favour of net neutrality, and support the introduction of the first EU-wide rules on this issue. Guaranteeing net neutrality across Europe and around the world is crucial for freedom of expression, digital social inclusion, and equitable empowerment of citizens in the 21st century. Without it we risk having an unequal and unfree internet where grassroots citizens' voices and access could potentially be throttled.
Labour MEPs support clear net neutrality rules that protect consumer rights and freedoms. Whilst Labour MEPs believe internet traffic should be treated equally, without discrimination or restriction, we also believe that limited traffic management pertaining to child protection and giving priority to emergency services should be possible when necessary.Read more