Belgium, Written question and answer nr. 0112, question submitted on 24 October 2013 and answer published on 2 December 2013,

Question by a member of parliament to the Prime Minister about internet censorship.

The member of parliament posed a question regarding the proposition of a regulation by European Commissioner Kroes COM(2013) 627, which provides that operators can block websites without intervention of the police or the court in order to prevent crimes. The member of parliament stated: ‘Internet censorship needs to be dealt with very carefully given the freedom of expression and information as provided in article 11 of the Charter of fundamental rights of the European Union.’