Jillian C. York and Katitza Rodriguez write:
A new project aimed at “countering illegal use of the Internet” is making headlines this week. The project, dubbed CleanIT, is funded by the European Commission (EC) to the tune of more than $400,000 and, it would appear, aims to eradicate the Internet of terrorism.
European Digital Rights, a Brussels-based organization consisting of 32 NGOs throughout Europe (and of which EFF is a member), has recently published a leaked draft document from CleanIT.
Read more on EFF as to how CleanIT poses a significant danger to our liberties and protections. Thank goodness the document was leaked so that privacy and civil liberties advocates can begin campaigning against this project.