European Data Protection Digest

Politicians, Voters Sign Pledge To Protect Digital Privacy

PRIVACY—EU

February 13, 2014

Nearly 30 candidates hoping to become Members of the European Parliament have signed a pledge to protect digital rights and defend net neutrality in a bid to gain votes, reports PCWorld. European Digital Rights group EDRi, an association of 35 digital civil rights organisations, began the WePromise campaign, which includes a 10-point “charter of digital rights.” According to the report, the candidates who sign the pledge promise to abide by the charter, and voters are also asked to sign the pledge to vote for candidates who have made the promise. More than 350 voters have signed the pledge, but more are needed if it’s going to be an incentive to candidates, says EDRi Director Joe McNamee.
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