Europe and the Open Internet

Europe and the Open Internet


Marietje Schaake • Member of European Parliament

What is Europe's role in shaping the future of the open internet? In recent years, several initiatives, from data protection to copyright laws, have emerged in the EU. These laws have been met with mixed reviews. On the one hand, there is appreciation for beginning to ensure the rule of law also applied online. On the other hand, not all legislative initiatives are seen as helping the open internet and its users. Additionally, the question is where growth of digital innovation and economic development will come from for Europe. I will look at some key legislative initiatives, and what I believe is to be expected in the next years.

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