Dutch adopt net neutrality law
May 9, 2012
The Netherlands has become the first country in Europe to adopt laws that protect net neutrality. The new legislation, approved last summer, blocks ISPs from slowing down or blocking traffic to specific websites or services, and from charging extra for access to certain websites or apps. It’s now been officially passed into law.
Last year, the European Union’s Commissioner for Digital Agenda, Neelie Kroes criticised the Dutch parliament’s approach, saying that lawmakers should wait to see how ISPs approach the issue before taking action.