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Dutch parliament scraps ideological internet filter clause

Wednesday 29 June 2011 | 10:32 CET | News
The Lower House of the Dutch Parliament has scrapped an earlier amendment on net neutrality included in the revised Telecommunications Act. The Labour Party added a motion to a transport act in order to remove the controversial clause, which it inadvertently approved in a vote on the telecoms law last week. The clause scrapped was proposed by the religious party SGP and supported by the Christian Democrats and would have allowed ISPs to offer an internet service filtered according to a customer's ideological beliefs. The net neutrality measure passed allows ISPs to manage services only for

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