EU Commission under investigation for EU Internet Forum documents


"In the past year, EDRi made numerous formal requests to get more information about the EU Internet Forum. This Forum was set up by the EU Commission to persuade companies to do “more” to fight terrorism. After months of obstruction from the European Commission, EDRi made a maladministration complaint to the European Ombudsman. As a result, a formal inquiry has been launched.

Privatised censorship

The problem: The action points agreed with online companies in secret meetings of the Forum may have a direct negative impact on our freedom of expression. Why? Because one of the topics that is being discussed is the censoring of online content by private companies – without any judicial process."


See: EU Commission under investigation for EU Internet Forum documents (EDRi, link)

And: The Commission wrongly refused full access to the note of 10 June 2015 and to the concept note (access request GestDem 2015/3658) (European Ombudsman, link)

 

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