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Declaring Our Digital Rights

While Europeans understand that digital technologies will continue to play a growing role in their lives – for better or worse – many seem not to realize that they are entitled to the same rights online as offline. But that could soon change.

BRUSSELS – Whether it’s a place to do business, study, shop, keep in touch, find a partner, or sustain a lifeline to family and friends, we did not need a pandemic to show us why the internet matters. But the pandemic has reminded us that when we act to shape the online experience, we need to get it right. How we manage the digital world says a lot about who we are.