An opinion on « Net Neutrality » was been adopted unanimously by French Digital Council (CNN) on 1 March 2013. The intention being to enshrine in legislation the principle of the neutrality of the internet network, the opinion states that « freedom of expression is not protected enough by French law against the development of filtering, blocking, censorship, and slowdown measures » and that « the principle of neutrality must be acknowledged as a fundamental principle essential to ensure the exercise of the freedoms of communication and of expression ».