Italian Declaration of Internet Rights: final version, and previous consultation

See the final version of the Italian Declaration of Internet rights approved on 28 July 2015 by the Commission established by the President of the Italian Chamber of Deputies: English translation, French translation, German translation, and Spanish translation.


Previous consultation


In October 13, 2014, a draft Declaration of Internet Rights has been published in Italy, as the first outcome of the work of the study commission established in July 2014 by the President of the Italian Chamber of Deputies, Laura Boldrini, and led by Prof. Stefano Rodotà for the development of principles and guidelines on the subject of Internet rights. The commission (list of members here) is made up of MPs (one for each group) and experts (including Juan Carlos De Martin, the current coordinator of the Network of Centers).

In recent months, several European institutions moved in the same direction. At the end of 2013 the Speaker of the UK House of Commons established a commission on digital democracy. In February 2014, the German Bundestag established a parliamentary standing commission on the "Digital Agenda". In April 2014, the Council of Europe published a guide of human rights for Internet users. In the summer of 2014, the French Parliament established a "Commission de réflexion et de propositions ad hoc sur le droit et les libertés à l’âge du numérique", which counts among its members the intellectual Philippe Aigrain (trustee of the Nexa Center) and the Italian researcher Francesca Musiani. Both the British and French commissions plan to present their findings at the beginning of 2015. In the same two countries, there are also two other significant initiatives. In UK, "Labour Digital", an influential group of experts close to the British Labour Party, has just published "Number One in Digital", with several references to democracy and human rights in the digital age. In France, the annual report of the State Council has also analyzed the relationship between digital and human rights.

All interested parties are invited to provide their comments and suggestions, participating in an online consultation whose deadline has been extended to 31 March 2015.


The draft Declaration is available for your comments in English, French, German, and Italian.