EU set to fight Internet tax and ‘spying’ at global summit

A man works on a laptop in a cafe of the newly opened Museum of Socialist Art in Sofia September 19, 2011. REUTERS/Stoyan Nenov/FilesEuropean Union member states are preparing to fight as a bloc alongside the United States to prevent a move by Russia and countries in Africa to impose a levy on internet traffic and make it easier to track users’ activities.

The showdown over the policing and administration of the internet will take place at a meeting of the International Telecommunications Union in Dubai from December 3-14, when the ITU’s 193 member countries will meet to debate new net rules. More

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