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Towards a responsible use of the internet

Discussion between online freedom and protection of privacy


Social networking and new online technologies have triggered the development of flexible communication tools across a broad spectrum of our lives, work and culture. At the same time, however, the growth of the digital society has given rise to potentially harmful or illegal content and activities, exposing Internet users to substantial risks.

These opportunities and challenges touch upon such issues as users´ fundamental rights, the applicable regulatory approaches or the form that international and EU co-operation should take.

Turning to the process in which a new approach to protecting Internet users should be established,the European Economic and Social Committee´s was adamant that this should be achieved by means of "an intensive, multi-stakeholder dialogue and increased international coordination, reflecting the views and needs of people from vulnerable groups".

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