NYU Stern Center for Business and Human Rights Welcomes President's Statement on Net Neutrality: Internet freedom expert applauds president's commitment, urges further action

For Immediate Release: Monday, November 10, 2014
Contact: Meredith MacKenzie, West End Strategy Team, meredith@westendstrategy.com, (202) 427-2007

NEW YORK - Following today's announcement that President Obama has put his full support behind maintaining an open and equal Internet, Katharine Kendrick, a policy associate at the New York University Stern Center for Business and Human Rights and expert on Internet freedom policy, released the following statement:

"President Obama's message about ensuring an open, interconnected Internet is the right one. The United States remains the global leader in information and communication technology, and maintaining that position will require leadership from the administration on net neutrality, as well as restoring confidence in the protection of personal privacy online. American companies also need rules of the road for the important role they play in protecting sensitive user data."

The NYU Stern Center for Business and Human Rights is the first center to focus on human rights at a business school and is currently conducting research into the human rights dimensions of Internet policy. To speak with Kendrick or learn more about the center learn more about the NYU Stern Center for Business and Human Rights please contact Meredith MacKenzie, meredith@westendstrategy.com