By EDRi

The European Commission frequently organises consultations, which are open not only to industry but also civil society and individual citizens. These are valuable opportunities to shape policy in a positive way from the outset rather than needing to take to the streets when the wrong policy is developed based on bad analysis.

There are currently several consultations that are of particular importance to digital rights. These are:

*Consultation on the priorities and role of the Observatory on Counterfeiting and Piracy
Deadline 6 July
CLOSED:
See EDRi’s response (pdf)

*Consultation on Net Neutrality from the Body of European Regulators for Electronic Communications
Deadline 31 July 2012
CLOSED:
See EDRi’s response (pdf)

*Consultation on “notice and action” measures covering reports of allegedly illegal online content and the actions required from hosting companies
Deadline 11 September
CLOSED:
See EDRi’s response (pdf)
and the Annex (pdf)

*Consultation on the 2013 EU Citizenship Report “EU citizens – Your rights, your future”
Deadline 9 September, 2012
CLOSED

*Good design principles for self- and co-regulation and other multistakeholder actions
Deadline 30 September
CLOSED:
See EDRi’s response (pdf)

*Consultation on Net Neutrality from the European Commission
Deadline 15 October 2012 This is a separate consultation from the one listed above, being run by BEREC.
CLOSED:
See EDRi’s response (pdf)

*Consultation in advance of an EU Network and Information Security legislative initiative
Deadline 15 October 2012

*European Commission Directorate-General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology (DG CONNECT) “stakeholder survey”
Deadline 2 December 2012