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No need for UN to take over internet, says EU digital chief Kroes

ZDNet - EU digital commissioner Neelie Kroes opposes handing control of the internet over to the UN's telecommunications agency, she said on Friday.

The past months have seen widespread controversy over the idea of giving the International Telecommunications Agency (ITU) more control over the internet — a proposal that has been made by countries such as Russia and China.

Speaking to ZDNet in Berlin, Kroes said there may be a case for governments having more say in the way the internet is run, but — even if this were to happen — it would not necessitate giving the ITU more power.