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.
Ever since Julie was elected, she has committed to work to promote human rights, and engage in the complex debates of our day in order to bring a perspective of compassion and understanding into our politics.
Julie has engaged with the subject of counter-terrorism and internet surveillance, which are subjects that come within her citizenship portfolio on the European Parliaments Culture and Education Committee, and also as a member of the European Internet Foundation's Steering Committee. A variety of NGOs and publications have asked for Julie's views on the subject, and we thought it would be good to publish them here.
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