Recognising access to the internet as a human right should be the priority of the EU digital agenda

Recognising access to the internet as a human right should be the priority of the EU digital agenda

The internet, like water, is a common good. It is much more than a platform for entertainment or a virtual location where goods can be bought and sold. In fact, it enables the general public to access, process and share information. It is also essential when dealing with administrative and public bodies. In March 2014, the European commission recognised access to drinking water as a human right, and recognising access to the internet as a human right should be the priority of the EU digital agenda. This would be the best possible starting point from which to implement the bridging of the European Union’s digital divide - the digital agenda’s next priority.

Tuesday, 18 November 2014 Written by: Dario Tamburrano Posted in: Latest news, 2014, Newsroom, Dario Tamburrano, November, Industry, Research and Energy