Dutch ban on zero-rating struck down – major blow to net neutrality
20 April 2017 was a bad day for net neutrality in the Netherlands, and possibly also in the rest of Europe. The court of Rotterdam struck down the general ban on price discrimination, including zero-rating, as enacted in the Dutch Telecommunications Act. The court held that the categorical ban on price discrimination is “evidently” in […]
Press Release: Dutch government prohibits price discrimination for internet access
The Dutch parliament has approved a proposal from the government to prohibit online price discrimination (“zero rating”). Zero rating is when telecom operators do not charge customers for data used by specific applications or internet services but charge them for others. The Netherlands’ vote is in accordance with the country’s history of upholding strong net […]
Press release – Help us save the Internet!
Civil society, industry representatives and consumer groups join forces to appeal to ambassadors: Help us save the Internet! European Digital Rights (EDRi), together with other civil society organisations, consumer groups and industry representatives, sent today an open letter [pdf] to Member State Ambassadors to the European Union, reminding them of the importance of an open, […]