Free access to information, a free internet, is near to our hearts here at diablog. Thus, I gave you some information on internet censorship here.
Today I learned about a new censoring plan from within the EU government, which tops it all.
The "Council of the European Union" has a working group, called Law Enforcement Working Party (LEWP). LEWP met on February 17, 2011, the minutes are available at http://register.consilium.europa.eu/pdf/en/11/st07/st07181.en11.pdf as PDF file.
Here's the quote:
The Presidency of the LEWP presented its intention to propose concrete measures towards creating a single secure European cyberspace with a certain "virtual Schengen border" and "virtual access points" whereby the Internet Service Providers (ISP) would block illicit contents on the basis of the EU "black-list".This is an attempt to block all internet content, that the EU does not want you to read or see.
It is the equivalent of the notorious Great Wall of China.
If you are a EU citizen, it is time to call your representative and tell him/her what you think about censorship and Chinese style human rights.