Minister Boni summed up Polish experience of protests against ACTA
On 17 January in Strasbourg, Michał Boni, the Minister of Administration and Digitization, participated in a meeting of the European Parliament working group specializing in personal data protection. With regards to the last year’s protests against ACTA, Mr Boni said: ‘The efficiency and effectiveness of a state depends on a good connection between an intelligent government and rule, and an open government and rule. The former means appropriate and citizen-oriented use of new technologies, the latter (‘open government’) – wider access to information, the right to use and modify this information, adjusting it to their needs’.
Further he stated: ‘We need to take into account the rights of authors, but also the rights of the contents’ users as well as the fact that there are mechanisms of the contents’ circulation. We also need to look for new business models and remove any existing obstacles’.
Translation: Monika Szewczyk