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One week after Trump: what can we do to protect the open internet?

Video of CPDP 2017 panel

Watch the video of this CPDP-event organised by the ALDE group on the 27th of January 2017 with

Natalia Drozdiak, Wall Street Journal (BE)

Jennifer Granick, Stanford Center for Internet and Society (US)

Marina Kaljurand, former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Estonia (EE)

Tim Maurer, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (US)

Marietje Schaake, MEP (EU)

The open internet has come increasingly under threat by a range of trends and measures, such as privatised law enforcement by large internet companies, legislative backdoors in encryption or forced data localisation laws. Previous statements of the President and key assignments in the new administration suggest that the future for encryption, net neutrality and privacy look bleak.

How will this affect the future of the open internet?

How will this affect the transatlantic relationship?

What can the EU do to preserve the open internet?

What are the main obstacles in achieving this goal?