Hustinx: Net Neutrality Must Include Privacy
ONLINE PRIVACY—EUOctober 11, 2011
V3.co.uk reports that European Data Protection Supervisor Peter Hustinx has urged the European Commission (EC) to include users' confidentiality in any policy discussions dealing with net neutrality. Hustinx has also asked the EC to work with stakeholders to create guidance on implementation of data protection laws in any ISP monitoring. "By looking into users' Internet communications," Hustinx said, "ISPs may breach the existing rules on the confidentiality of communications, which is a fundamental right that must be carefully preserved...A serious policy debate on net neutrality must make sure that users' confidentiality of communications is effectively protected."