“not only of their security but also of their freedoms”

A recommendation proposed by PASOK’s Stavros Lambrinidis has been approved with a large majority (481 on 527) by the European Parliament, giving a clear signal about where the balancement between freedom and security should be set.

the Internet has become a key instrument at world level for exercising
freedom of expression and developing business activities; whereas these
circumstances make it all the more crucial for the combating of crime
and abuses of public and personal powers not to limit the potential of
that instrument

[via Quinta’s weblog]