Recommendation of the Internet Freedom Conference – 2017

The Internet Freedom Conference 2017 report presents recommendations and a summary of the key discussion points and conclusions. According to the Council of Europe’s newsroom announcement, ‘the report reflects the essential role of internet intermediaries as gateways to information and facilitators of the exercise of fundamental rights and freedoms online, as well as the need for states to ensure that the internet remains an open network where those rights and freedoms are safeguarded.’ The report calls for greater transparency, ‘the free flow of information and ideas, regardless of frontiers’, and ‘that any proposals to regulate the internet respect human rights and fundamental freedoms, online just as offline, including the right to freedom of expression’.