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European Parliament: Security yes, but fundamental user rights too
From: David Farber <dave () farber net>
Date: Sat, 28 Mar 2009 16:44:27 -0400
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From: WWWhatsup <joly () punkcast com>
Date: March 28, 2009 4:17:11 PM EDT
To: Dave Farber <dave () farber net>
Subject: Fwd: European Parliament: Security yes, but fundamental user
Date: Sat, 28 Mar 2009 18:24:12 +0100
From: Marcin Cieslak <saper () saper info>
In a recently published European Parliament recommendation of 26
March 2009 to the Council on strengthening security and fundamental
freedoms on the Internet (2008/2160(INI))
"transparency, respect for privacy and an environment of trust
amongst I-stakeholders should be considered indispensable elements
in order to build a sustainable security vision for the Internet,"
"on the Internet, freedom of expression and privacy can at the same
time be both better enhanced and more exposed to intrusions and
limitations by both private and public actors,"
"these crimes must be countered effectively and decisively, without
altering the fundamental free and open nature of the Internet,"
"in a democratic society, it is the citizens who are entitled to
observe and to judge daily the actions and beliefs of their
governments and of private companies that provide them with
services; whereas technologically advanced surveillance techniques,
sometimes coupled with the absence of adequate legal safeguards
regarding the limits of their application, increasingly threaten
Accepted with 481 votes in favour, 25 against and 21 abstentions.
The recommendation text: http://42.pl/u/1AvQ
Press release: http://42.pl/u/1AvR
I think this is a very important resolution, sadly without direct
legal value. It's the first time the European Parliament has
addressed the cybersecurity issues.
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- European Parliament: Security yes, but fundamental user rights too David Farber (Mar 28)