Internet governance

Freedom of thought 17-10-2017

In Europe, a new wave of terrorism driven by social media

The proliferation of extremist content online has led to growing pressure on tech firms. The EU has an opportunity to provide leadership by developing clear standards to decrease the prevalence of extremist propaganda, writes Radek Sikorski.

Digital 11-10-2017

The EU shouldn’t fall for false “digital freedom”

Data monopolies, black-box algorithms, intellectual property, data protection and cybersecurity threats - it is high time for the EU to consider the costs of allowing our digital "freedom" to go unregulated, writes Helga Trüpel.

Digital 24-02-2017

Dreaming big can help reform gigabit society

Europe’s digital transformation will connect previously-isolated rural communities and create jobs in multiple sectors, as well as improving individual wellbeing through eHealth solutions and encouraging SMEs to flourish, writes Pierre Louette.

European Commission Vice President Andrus Ansip
Digital 24-08-2016

European digital single market needs strong net neutrality guidelines

Without a strong protection of the principle of net neutrality, European digital businesses will be confronted with regional fragmentation and new barriers to market entry that will favour the already dominant tech companies from Silicon Valley, writes Stefan Heumann.

Digital 17-06-2016

Time for a stakeholders-led platform to shape e-commerce rules

E-commerce is revolutionising, raising new challenges on governance, regulation and traditional international rules. Time is ripe for a stakeholder-based World e-Trade Platform (eWTP) to propose new standards and incubate rules, writes Luigi Gambardella

Digital 09-06-2016

Confronting the dark side of the Internet

From enabling mass incursions of privacy, to connecting terrorists and paedophiles, to facilitating cybercrime and lending anonymity to bullies and trolls, the net has a darker side, which needs to be tackled, writes Thorbjørn Jagland.

 

Digital 02-05-2016

Net neutrality: Guidelines or straitjackets?

Depending on how the net neutrality regulation is implemented, it could have some serious adverse consequences, particularly for consumers, writes Robert Kenny.

Charlie Hebdo: There is grief, but will there be a debate?

Today, it is necessary to bravely ask the question about how to increase security in Europe, even if certain issues look controversial, writes Micha? Boni.

Digital 27-11-2014

Breaking up Google

Picking a fight at such a high level with Google would damage the reputation of the European Parliament, writes Kaja Kallas.

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Digital 25-11-2014

Netflix dismantles the telco-film industry foundation on which its House of Cards is built

There is more to Netflix’s success than content and technology.  To expand internationally, Netflix relies both on light and heavy-handed PR tactics.  They take a page from their series “House of Cards” where lead character Frank Underwood observes, “In Gaffney we had our own brand of diplomacy. Shake with your right hand and have a rock in your left.” 

Digital 21-11-2013

Europe needs to re-think its regulatory approach to the internet

French proposals to tackle internet regulation are half-right and half-wrong, writes James Waterworth, arguing that there is a danger in the idea of prescribing too much control over the web.

Digital 07-12-2012

EU copyright regulation must blend IP protection with Internet freedom

Copyright and the Internet are not two incompatible concepts. Rather, they should walk hand-in-hand, writes Frédéric Donck.

Digital 16-11-2010

Net neutrality will not solve Europe’s Internet issues

Net neutrality regulation would make no economic sense, write Martin Cave and Pierre Larouche of the Centre on Regulation in Europe (CERRE).

Public Affairs 22-04-2009

How the Internet is Changing Government Agendas

"The world is in a transition from an industrial and information economy into a conceptual economy" whose ultimate resource is talent, writes Žiga Turk, a University of Ljubljana professor, former Slovenian minister and current secretary-general of the Reflection Group on the Future of Europe, on his blog.