FAQs on internet access safeguards and the telecoms package
A user's internet access may be restricted, if necessary and proportionate, only after a fair and impartial procedure including the user's right to be heard. In the early hours of Thursday 5 November, MEPs and Council representatives agreed on this, the last open issue in the telecoms package.
- Q1. What did Parliament achieve with the Telecoms Package of two directives and one regulation?
- Q2: Why was safeguarding the right to internet access important to Parliament?
- Q3: What did Parliament do to secure this right to access?
- Q4: There were reports that, in these negotiations with the Council, Parliament changed its position? Is that true?
- Q5: What are the safeguards obtained by Parliament?
- Q6: On what grounds could internet access be cut off? Does this concern only illegal downloading?
- Q7 Was internet access the only matter dealt with in this package?
- Q8. Does this prevent the adoption of national laws such as the "three strikes and you're out" law?