OIP challenges the candidates for the french presidential election so that a truly sovereign digital industry emerges in France and in Europe.

With 60 days to go before the first round of the presidential election, the Open Internet Project (OIP), a European association of organizations and European digital industrialists, calls on all the candidates for the presidential election on the digital sites which must quickly evolve so that the Internet giants – mostly foreign – stop abusing their ultra-dominant positions, and so that a truly sovereign digital industry emerges.

Lettre ouverte OIP candidats élections

Indeed, the vitiated effect of the overpowering of GAFAM, which respects neither our laws nor our institutions, and whose place continues to gain in importance, both in our economy and in our democratic and social life, is revealed everywhere: tax evasion, financing of conspiratorial sites, capture of personal and highly strategic data, looting of our cultural heritage,…

« Faced with such an accumulation of highly reprehensible behavior, and a list of sanctions that is certainly long but without any deterrent effect, it is urgent to find other truly effective responses. We ask the candidates to position themselves clearly on these crucial subjects for our country ! »
Léonidas Kalogeropoulos, OIP General Delegate

The OIP wishes to know the position of the candidates on the following proposals :

  1. The public order must have a structuring effect on the organization of alternative solutions to GAFAM;
  2. Sanctions imposed must be subject to judicial publication for 30 days on the websites of convicted actors;
  3. Possibility of interrupting access to the sentenced service in the event of a repeat offence;
  4. Legislative framework for digital advertising market share and audience share to be aligned;
    Creation of an observatory completely independent of the financing of conspiratorial and parasitic sites;
  5. Creation of a full-fledged Digital Ministry and permanent parliamentary committees in the two Assemblies;
  6. Reform of the public procurement code so that free digital offers no longer make it possible to escape competitive bidding procedures;
  7. Support of European digital solutions by public and private funds with strong diplomatic support to offer and promote these solutions to all countries – the “digital non-aligned” – wishing to opt for services respectful of European data and values.

→ Download the open letter from the OIP association to French presidential candidates (EN)

 

Contacts:

Léonidas Kalogeropoulos, General Delegate : +33607315126 –  l.k@openinternetproject.eu

Anaïs Strauss, Adviser :+33757503010 – anais.strauss@openinternetproject.eu

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