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Italy draft Declaration of Internet Rights

23 October 2014

In the last few weeks Italy’s Chamber of Deputies published a draft declaration of internet rights adding a further layer of protection for the rights of individuals over and above the existing Italian data protection law.

The principals of the draft declaration which is published for consultation and comment are:

  1. Safeguarding of rights – establishing the fundamental rights of every individual to protection in their use of the internet
  2. Right to internet access – rights to access of the internet on equal terms
  3. Net neutrality – the right for every individual to be free from discrimination, restriction or interference in respect of their data
  4. Protection of personal data – reaffirmation of existing data protection law
  5. The right to information or self-determination – the right of every individual to have control over the use of their personal data
  6. Inviolability of computer systems and computer domiciles – protection of personal data from unlawful interception
  7. Automated processing – the right to manage profiling
  8. Right to one’s identity - the right to control the “DNA” in one’s personal data
  9. Anonymity – the right to anonymity in communications
  10. The right to be forgotten – the right for an individual to obtain the removal from search engines of data which is out of date or no longer relevant
  11. The rights and safeguards of people on platforms – the right for an individual to be given transparent information by platform providers as to the use of their data will be put to
  12. Network security – guarantee of online safety and non-harassment
  13. Right to education – education in safe online use as part of the curricula
  14. Criteria for internet governance – acceptance of a global enforcement mechanism

This article was written by Robert Bond.

For more information contact Robert on +44 (0)20 7427 6660 or robert.bond@crsblaw.com