EDM 1913

EDM 1913 “Disconnection of users from the Internet” was an Early day motion tabled by members of the Digital Economy All Party Parliamentary Group in June 2011 in response to a UN report on human rights on the Internet, which named the UK's Digital Economy Act as an infringement of freedom of expression by proposing Internet disconnection.

First signatories

Julian Huppert MP as primary sponsor, with Mark Durkan MP, Robert Halfon MP, Eric Joyce MP, Tom Watson MP

EDM text

The text reads:

That this House welcomes the report of the Special Rapporteur on Free Expression, Frank de la Rue, to the Human Rights Council of United Nations; notes that he is `alarmed' by the Digital Economy Act 2010 and other three strikes disconnection laws and that he considers them to be a violation of freedom of expression; further notes the report's recommendation to repeal laws permitting disconnection of users from the internet; further notes that La Rue emphasises that web censorship should never be delegated to private entities, and that corporations should only act to block and censor with the authority of a judicial process; and calls on appropriate Parliamentary Select Committees and the Government to re-examine new website blocking proposals from the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, as part of the Home Office's Prevent strategy, and in sections 3 to 18 of the Digital Economy Act 2011 in the light of this report.

Other signatories

See Category: Signed EDM1913

Responses from MPs

Some Conservative MPs have responded using a standard response. We have advice on this page about replying to this letter.

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