IPU Resolution: Net Neutrality

November 3, 2015 | Posted in blog, News | By

While the European Parliament voted against Net Neutrality amendments that would have safeguarded Net Neutrality in Europe the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU), representing some 166 countries through parliamentarians both in government and opposition (including all EU Member States), adopted a resolution


IPU Resolution: Democracy in the Digital Era

November 2, 2015 | Posted in blog, News | By

On the 21st of October, the Inter-Parliamentary Union adopted a resolution entitled Democracy in the Digital Era and the Threat to Privacy and Individual Freedoms. The Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) was established in 1889 and consists of parliamentarians from 166 countries,


IPU Resolution on Privacy and Individual Freedoms

September 6, 2015 | Posted in blog, News | By

IMMI Chairman, Birgitta Jónsdóttir, is co-rapporteur along with Mr. H. J. Juhn (MP for the Republic of Korea) for an IPU resolution: Democracy in the digital era and the threat to privacy and individual freedoms. In the resolution the threat


A bill on Whistleblowers, removal of Data Retention and more

March 25, 2015 | Posted in blog, News | By

This week has seen parliamentary bills and a resolution, of relevance to IMMI and the safe haven objective, submitted to Alþingi (Icelandic Parliament). Links are in Icelandic: Bill on Whistleblower Protection (to be translated) Bill removing a clause in Icelandic


Victory for Net Neutrality

February 27, 2015 | Posted in blog, News | By

Yesterday a landmark moment in the battle for freedom of the Internet was reached in the US when the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted 3-2 in favor of applying common carrier regulations to Internet service providers. Organizations and activists have


Global Net Neutrality Coalition

December 22, 2014 | Posted in blog, News | By

IMMI has joined the Global Net Neutrality Coalition that consists of 51 organisations (and counting) fighting for Net Neutrality world wide. Net Neutrality implies that ISPs be defined as common carriers and not data service providers and as such ensures the


Net Neutrality: Parliamentary resolution and Internet Slowdown Day

September 10, 2014 | Posted in blog, News | By

Parliamentary resolution on Net Neutrality A parliamentary resolution has been submitted to Parliament calling for the Government of Iceland to ensure net neutrality in Iceland. The resolution lays out the importance of equal access to the Internet, regardless of residential


REPORT: Net Neutrality End-to-End Principle Ghost Hunter

July 14, 2014 | Posted in blog, News | By

‘With enough of us, around the world, we’ll not just send a strong message opposing the privatization of knowledge  – we’ll make it a thing of the past.’ Aaron Swartz from Guerilla Open Access Manifesto     By Cari Machet