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The post below is an open letter to European citizens, lawmakers and regulators, from our founder and Web inventor Sir Tim Berners-Lee, Professor Barbara van Schewick, and Professor Larry Lessig. Join the conversation in the comments below or on Twitter using #savetheinternet or #netneutrality.
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The European Union and the United States are about to give us some idea of how their negotiations over the Safe Harbor dispute are going. The European Court of Justice ruled that the Safe Harbor arrangement — a critical bridge for e-commerce firms and other businesses that need to move personal information across the Atlantic — was invalid, because it did not protect European citizens against U.S. surveillance. Companies like Facebook and Google are waiting with some trepidation to find out, since a collapse of negotiations might have very serious implications for their business model. Read more about If U.S. privacy negotiations with Europe fail, it’s a recipe for chaos
Although much work has been done on applying the law of warfare to cyber attacks, far less attention has been paid to defining a law of cyber peace applicable below the armed attack threshold. Among the most important unanswered questions is what exactly nations’ due diligence obligations are to one another and to the private sector, as well as how these obligations should be translated into policy. Read more about Operationalizing Cybersecurity Due Diligence: A Transatlantic Comparative Case Study
Submission to the European Commission.
Includes Supplemental response to “Should action taken by hosting service providers remain effective over time ("take down and stay down" principle)?” Read more about Regulatory environment for platforms, online intermediaries, data and cloud computing and the collaborative economy
The Transatlantic Digital Dialogue is a multi-stakeholder working group of experts from Germany and the United States. It was assembled and stewarded by the Stiftung Neue Verantwortung and the German Marshall Fund of the United States to develop a constructive agenda for the modernization of privacy/security policy that begins to address the global debate over digital surveillance. Read more about Transatlantic Digital Dialogue: Rebuilding Trust through Cooperative Reform - See more at: http://www.gmfus.org/publications/transatlantic-digital-dialogue-rebuilding-trust-through-cooperative-reform#sthash.HaTczHTI.dpuf
Tomorrow, the European Parliament will vote on a proposal that will decide the future of the open Internet in Europe. The proposal is supposed to protect net neutrality, the principle that keeps the Internet an open and free platform, but it contains dangerous loopholes that threaten the future of free speech, innovation, and democracy in Europe.
Wait, didn’t we already win network neutrality? Read more about Why We Should Join the Movement to Save the Internet in Europe
Tomorrow, the European Parliament will vote on a proposal that will decide the future of the open Internet in Europe. The proposal is supposed to protect net neutrality, the principle that keeps the Internet an open and free platform, but it contains dangerous loopholes that threaten the future of free speech, innovation and democracy in Europe.
Wait, didn't we already win network neutrality? Read more about Europe Vote Threatens Net Neutrality. Help Save the Open Internet
Americans have long been ignoring European data protection law, but it has not been ignoring us. Last year’s so-called “right to be forgotten” case from the EU’s highest court let people remove links about themselves from Google’s search results — and regulators insist that the links must disappear from U.S. search results, too. Read more about New EU Law Will Tell U.S. What Can Be Said — And Built — On the Internet