key internet enablers
That would include manufacturers of routers with open access as the default? Perhaps also pre-installed operating systems with known vulnerabilities? My thinking is that Google et al are right in that they shouldn't be included. They are after all, like the rest of us, basically transient users taking advantage of current internet protocols and not actually essential. But I would argue that the real enabler is your operating system, or at least the networking protocol stack part of it. In any case I really hope that the European ministers have some basic understand of what the internet actually is. The fact that they were even looking at Google, Amazon, and Ebay, doesn't give me much hope.