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Regarding ‘Kroes: Interoperability at heart of Digital Agenda‘:

The Internet Society (ISOC) welcomes the perceptive comments by EU Digital Agenda Commissioner Neelie Kroes this week on the importance and success of a transparent, multi-stakeholder approach to Internet governance.

The Internet Society believes that these proven principles are one of the reasons why the day-to-day functioning of the Internet works so well and are key to its future success. Everyone has an interest in the success of the Internet. As Commissioner Kroes stated in her remarks, it is not the sole domain of public authorities such as the European Commission to influence freedom of speech and human rights issues on the Internet – but rather it is the responsibility of all Internet stakeholders, both public and private.

We look forward to continuing to work closely with all stakeholders to ensure the global Internet remains a platform for innovation, economic development and social progress.

As Commissioner Kroes said at the ICANN meetings, the Internet is ‘a great adventure that must continue to flourish’.

Frederic Donck

Internet Society

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