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    TTIP leaks: telecoms proposals threaten net neutrality & citizens’ rights

TTIP leaks: telecoms proposals threaten net neutrality & citizens’ rights

Policy analyst and LSE visiting fellow Monica Horten of Iptegrity.com reflects on the proposed joint EU-US rules for the telecommunications industry, according to a leak earlier this week by Greenpeace of documents related to the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership.

Proposed joint EU-US rules for the telecommunications industry pose a threat to net neutrality and to citizens’ rights in general. Drafts leaked earlier […]

Net Neutrality in Iran

How might the principle of net neutrality – in which Internet service providers (ISPs) enable users to access all web content and applications regardless of the source, without either favouring or discriminating against particular products or sites – be applicable to Iran? Kyle Bowen, researcher at Small Media, presents the key findings from a new report by his organisation, and asks […]

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    Escaping walled gardens: is the grass greener on the other side?

Escaping walled gardens: is the grass greener on the other side?

Last week, India’s Telecom Regulatory Authority (TRAI) issued regulations that prohibit service providers from charging discriminatory tariffs for online data services. While the regulations have been hailed as a victory for net neutrality, some have also argued that TRAI’s steps signify a lamentable loss for those not connected to the Internet. LSE alumna Anri van der Spuy provides a […]

February 22nd, 2016|Featured, Net Neutrality|1 Comment|

Who will be invited to the fourth industrial revolution?

This week, various leaders from governments and major organisations (as well as the odd film star or two) descended on Davos for the World Economic Forum’s annual gathering. With the theme for this year’s meeting ‘Mastering the Fourth Industrial Revolution’, LSE alumna Anri van der Spuy argues that policy challenges related to digital development(s) should focus on promoting meaningful […]

Not Neutrality but ‘Open Internet’ à l’Européenne

On 27 October, the European Parliament approved a new regulation which will abolish roaming charges across the EU. However, in the same regulation, there was also discussion of the more technical question of net neutrality, a thorny issue which centres on the principle of equal treatment for all web traffic.  In this piece, Chris Marsden, Professor of Internet and […]

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    EU drops the net neutrality principle – will it mean content restrictions?

EU drops the net neutrality principle – will it mean content restrictions?

Monica Horten is a European expert on internet policy and Visiting Fellow at the London School of Economics & Political Science. Here, she explains how the new EU regulation on telecoms may be good news for travellers with mobile phones, but argues that pressing issues remain on the future of net neutrality in Europe.

A new EU telecoms law adopted on […]

Is Snapchat a threat to national security?

Andrew Murray is a Professor of Law at LSE with particular interest in Internet and New Media Law, Free Expression, Privacy and Surveillance. Here, he questions the grounds on which the proposed ‘Snooper’s Charter’ might limit or ban popular communication apps.

Last week reports emerged in the media that the proposed Investigatory Powers Bill may lead to the banning of popular communications […]

GE2015: Party positions on the EU and Digital Single Market

The three main UK political parties – the Conservatives, the Liberal Democrats and Labour – have set out their policy priorities for the media & telecoms sectors in their party manifestos. A recent report from Enders Analysis highlights areas of convergence and divergence between them in different areas of TMT policy. Although there will be considerable policy continuity from […]

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    The FCC comes out swinging on net neutrality and municipal broadband: counterpunches to come

The FCC comes out swinging on net neutrality and municipal broadband: counterpunches to come

Rutgers University Law Professor Ellen Goodman explains the implications of the decisions taken yesterday by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), a US government agency, regarding net neutrality.

In the face of a blistering grassroots campaign, President Obama’s finger wagging, several reversals at court, and at least five years of trying, the FCC has adopted unblinking net neutrality rules. The actual […]

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    A comment is not a vote: will the FCC actually pay attention to the public’s thoughts on net neutrality?

A comment is not a vote: will the FCC actually pay attention to the public’s thoughts on net neutrality?

The Federal Communications Commission in the US is currently formulating new rules for how broadband providers must treat traffic on their networks. Seeta Peña Gangadharan, a senior research fellow at the New America Foundation’s Open Technology Institute, argues that the FCC should pay more attention to the public’s concerns on the issue of net neutrality.

The flood of responses […]