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Procedure : 1998/0304(CNS)
Document stages in plenary
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Debates :

PV 25/03/2009 - 8
CRE 25/03/2009 - 8

Votes :

PV 26/03/2009 - 4.9
CRE 26/03/2009 - 4.9
Explanations of votes
PV 02/04/2009 - 9.17
PV 02/04/2009 - 9.18
CRE 02/04/2009 - 9.17
PV 22/04/2009 - 6.36
PV 22/04/2009 - 6.37
CRE 22/04/2009 - 6.36

Texts adopted :

Thursday, 26 March 2009 - Strasbourg OJ edition

5. Explanations of vote
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- Report: Stavros Lambrinidis (A6-0103/2009 )

  Genowefa Grabowska (PSE ), in writing. (PL) I fully support the Lambrinidis report on security and fundamental freedoms on the Internet. I think it is very important and necessary, mainly because our presence on the global web is almost universal. In a word, the Internet has become part of our daily life.

We cannot imagine a better source of information, whether we are writing a book, or whether we want to make a sophisticated dish and are looking for an interesting recipe. But we are not always aware that our presence on the Internet leaves traces which can be used against us, for example by people engaged in marketing, by intelligence services, and even by identity thieves.

On the other hand, the Internet can also be a convenient communication tool for criminals and terrorists. That is why it is so difficult to prepare reasonable legislation, which in a balanced and effective way will allow people to use all the benefits of the Internet safely, while at the same time curtailing the very real and serious threats connected with its abuse.

Therefore I support the rapporteur’s proposals, which aim to strike the right balance between the privacy and security of individuals on the web, while fully respecting their fundamental rights and freedoms. I also think that alongside concern for quality of service, the public authorities are responsible for ensuring Internet access for the poorest people and for those who live even in the most isolated regions of the country.

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