Speech of Peter Hustinx at the Fourth Bonn "Regulation Meeting", 13 January 2014, Center for European Integration Studies (ZEI) - Bonn
Net neutrality, or an open internet, means that information on the internet should be transmitted impartially, without regard to content, destination or source and that users should be able to decide what applications, services and hardware they want to use. This means that internet service providers cannot decide to prioritise or slow down access to certain applications or services.
The EDPS has highlighted that some traffic management policies can endanger the confidentiality of communications and the respect for the privacy of individuals and their personal data when they use the internet.
Opinion on the Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council laying down measures concerning the European single market for electronic communications and to achieve a Connected Continent, and amending Directives 2002/20/EC, 2002/21/EC and 2002/22/EC and Regulations (EC) No 1211/2009 and (EU) No 531/2012
Opinion on the Communication from the Commission on 'The Digital Agenda for Europe - Driving European growth digitally'
Speech of Peter Hustinx given at the EESC Conference "Towards a more responsible use of the internet - The European civil society perspective" - Brussels
Opinion on a proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council creating a European Account Preservation Order to facilitate cross-border debt recovery in civil and commercial matters, OJ C 373/03, 21.12.2011, p.4