A group of S&D MEPs working on digital policy files – Miapetra Kumpula-Natri, Brando Benifei, Josianne Cutajar, Lina Gálvez Muñoz, Iban Garcia del Blanco, Maria-Manuel Leitão-Marques, Christel Schaldemose, Paul Tang and Tiemo Wölken – sent a letter to the European Parliament, European Council and European Commission on the need to upscale the declaration into an EU Charter for Digital Rights in which they write:
The EU needs an updated social contract for the digital age. Its citizens need a digital economy based on rules and principles that are necessary for a free, inclusive and just digital society. Political declarations setting guidelines are important. Yet they fall short of actual digital rights to fight and stand for. A proper Charter outlining these rights would guide the EU’s legislative work as the digital transformation progresses.