“French president Nicolas Sarkozy is facing criticism from net neutrality advocates, for introducing Internet regulation as an issue at the G8 Summit due to be held in Deauville, France, in May.

A spokesperson for Sarkozy is reported widely in French newspapers as saying, “The idea is that [Internet] representatives from each G8 nation should meet in Deauville before the G8 and produce a report on these questions: What regulation is necessary for the Internet? How to respond to problems of terrorism, paedophilia, and the right to anonymity?

Reportedly, last October at the Vatican in Rome the French president said that the regulation of the Internet was a “moral imperative” in order to “correct the excesses and abuses that arise from the total absence of rules”.”

From eWeekEurope