EU calls on UN body to leave internet open

Posted in: Governance at 17/06/2012 14:14

The European Commission said it will seek "a conservative approach" to proposed changes to international telecommunications regulations (ITRs) later this year, which some warn could end up imposing tighter security and pricing regimes on the internet.

In December, the World Conference on International Telecommunications (WCIT), a United Nations-backed regulator, is set to propose amendments to ITRs at a 10-day conference in Dubai.

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