Is the EU heading in the right direction on digital freedom?

The internet’s rapid spread has opened up a wide range of debates, nationally and internationally, around freedom of expression online.

Many governments, not only in authoritarian regimes, are considering or taking some actions that restrict rather than promote digital freedom. Recent revelations and allegations around the US National Security Agency’s mass surveillance programmes show the deeply worrying extent to which freedom of expression is being undermined and compromised globally.

The policy paper, launched by Index on Censorship, looks at where the EU is situated in these pressing debates – analysing some of the core issues and policies relating to digital freedom in both the EU’s external and internal policies.

Full text of the policy paper is available here