Print supports the right to information bill

As only 1 in 5 European households have Internet access, electronic invoice is only a form of discrimination

European campaign that protects citizens’ rights to information supports the need of keeping correspondence mailed

Campaign KeepMePosted EU welcomes the European Commission’s initiative to develop an action plan for 2016-2020 designed to “make life easier for Europeans and provide a better correlation of public services, despite borders’ and considers that this initiative invites the public consultation. At the same time, it points out that the decisions contained in the plan should not be implemented without taking into account the categories of people who will be adversely affected by measures.

KeepMePosted sustains EU European Digital Single Market building (Digital Market Unita), as its purpose is to get a ‘better interoperability and facilitate cross-border interaction with the citizens’. The campaign recognizes the benefits of adopting new communication tools by public administrations, signaling the same time, the risk of excluding certain social communication.

Arguments campaign to protect the rights of citizens on the form of access to information underscores the fact that 1 in 5 households in Europe does not have Internet access and there are social groups – such as the elderly population, rural communities and citizens with various disabilities – will be disadvantaged because they lack access and skills of communication exclusively through online means.

Citizens are increasingly forced to adopt electronic communication, especially by private utility companies or the banks that support this option without considering the desire of citizens and their ability to use this form of communication. KeepMePosted European Commission says EU should avoid supporting the exclusive digital communication and that it has a duty to protect the right of citizens to choose how they communicate and provide them with the information and in printed form at no additional charge.

Action Plan 2016 – 2020, currently in public debate, is the best way to support the adoption of more efficient communication channels for public services, while protecting citizens’ rights to access the same information through traditional means of communication.

  • Support:
    KeepMePosted European Commission says EU should avoid supporting the exclusive digital communication and that it has a duty to protect the right of citizens to choose how they communicate and provide them with the information and in printed form at no additional charge.
  • Forced to adopt:
    Citizens are increasingly forced to adopt electronic communication, especially by private utility companies or the banks that support this option without considering the desire of citizens and their ability to use this form of communication.
  • Discrimination:
    As only 1 in 5 European households have Internet access, electronic invoice is only a form of discrimination
  • Action plan:
    Action Plan 2016 – 2020, currently in public debate, is the best way to support the adoption of more efficient communication channels for public services, while protecting citizens’ rights to access the same information through traditional means of communication.

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