Net neutrality should be here to stay, that’s why it’s a good idea to keep an eye on any violations and report those, thought two civil society groups.
In more detail, La Quadrature du Net (based in France) and Bits of Freedom (in Holland) have put together a website which would serve as a log for absolutely anyone who noticed a violation of the principal of net neutrality and wanted to report it.
If all goes according to plan, this would later on serve as evidence that there is “an urgent need to legislate against Net Neutrality violations”.
According to the groups, healthy competitiveness and innovation will be left somewhere in the fog if something isn’t done about the issue.
A spokesperson for Bits of Freedom shared his thoughts on the issue saying that every European citizen’s web-destiny, who cared about his online freedom, was “under attack” and that Holland should ban these “unacceptable practices”.
Jérémie Zimmermann, a spokesperson for the French activist group also said:
“EU Commissioner Neelie Kroes’ report on the matter argued  that there was no evidence of the need for Net Neutrality regulation.
“Such a wait-and-see attitude is shocking considering the reality of operators’ traffic management practices, and their impact on online freedoms, competition and the whole digital economy.”
It has been argued that while companies paying for traffic is perhaps any major telecoms provider’s dream come true, an array of firms refused to cough up funds for this “luxury”.
RespectMyNet.eu aims to place the issue in all major headlines and highlight the fact that a transparent and fair solution has to be found. Pronto.