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Responsible department: Department for Culture, Media and Sport

We believe that a free and open Internet can bring about a better world. To keep the Internet free and open, we call on the Government to recognise these principles. We believe that they will help to bring about more creativity, more innovation and more open societies.

We support transparent and participatory processes for making Internet policy and the establishment of five basic principles:

 

  • Expression: Don’t censor the Internet.
  • Access: Promote universal access to fast and affordable networks.
  • Openness: Keep the Internet an open network where everyone is free to connect, communicate, write, read, watch, speak, listen, learn, create and innovate.
  • Innovation: Protect the freedom to innovate and create without permission. Don’t block new technologies, and don’t punish innovators for their users’ actions.
  • Privacy: Protect privacy and defend everyone’s ability to control how their data and devices are used.
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