The Council of Europe and the Internet : Freedom and safety online
The Council of Europe and the Internet
Freedom and safety online
The Council of Europe works with its 47 member states, the private sector, civil society and other actors to shape an Internet based on human rights, pluralist democracy and the rule of law.
Council of Europe launches a human rights guide for internet users
Strasbourg, 17.04.2014 – The Council of Europe today launched a guide for internet users to help them better understand their human rights online and what they can do when these rights are challenged.
Council of Europe ministerial conference calls for effective safeguards against electronic mass surveillance
In a political declaration adopted at the conference “Freedom of Expression and Democracy in the Digital Age: Opportunities, rights, responsibilities”, which has been held in Belgrade this week, the ministers recall that any data collection or surveillance for the protection of national security must be done in compliance with human rights requirements, including the European Convention on Human Rights. They also adopted three resolutions mapping out the future work of the Council of Europe in the field of freedom of expression.
The ministers note that freedom of expression and media freedom are threatened today in various parts of Europe, and call on states for political commitment and greater efforts to protect them. With regard to the growth of hate speech in Europe, they underline the need for action both at national and international level. (more...)
EuroDIG Internet conference to assess privacy versus freedom of expression
Strasbourg, 06.06.2014 - Over 600 participants will attend an internet conference to assess the balance between privacy rights and free expression at the European Dialogue on Internet Governance (EuroDIG) in Berlin from 12-13 June.
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