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||Online Service Providers and the European Trend Towards an Unsafe Harbour — The introduction of the safe harbour regime in the E-commerce Directive in the early 2000s sought to provide online service providers (“OSPs”) with a measure of immunity from liability arising from certain actions including those by users of their services. In recent times, however, there has been what can fairly be described as a discernible shift in the balance of responsibility under the safe harbour regime which has seen a much greater emphasis placed on the role of OSPs in addressing illegal activity online.||Analysis, Counterterrorism, Europe, Government Regulation, Law, Regulation||Lexology||View Full Article|
||Fighting Terrorism Online: Internet Forum pushes for automatic detection of terrorist propaganda — Today, Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship Dimitris Avramopoulos and Commissioner for the Security Union Julian King hosted the third Ministerial meeting of the EU Internet Forum, to take stock of the progress made over the past year on curbing terrorist content online and decide on next steps in this area. Now is the moment to step up efforts on all fronts to make sure terrorist content is not just detected but also removed before it reaches internet users, to streamline and speed up the terrorist content referrals process, to improve transparent and regular reporting from the internet companies and to increase the number of internet companies participating in the EU Internet Forum.||Counterterrorism, Europe, Government Regulation||View Full Article|
||EU Internet Forum: Bringing together governments, Europol and technology companies to counter terrorist content and hate speech online — Today, European Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship, Dimitris Avramopoulos in cooperation with the Commissioner for Justice, Consumer and Gender Equality, Věra Jourová, will launch the EU Internet Forum. The forum brings together EU Interior Ministers, high-level representatives of major internet companies, Europol, the EU Counter Terrorism Co-ordinator and the European Parliament. The goal is to reach a joint, voluntary approach based on a public-private partnership to detect and address harmful material online.||Counterterrorism, Europe, Government Regulation||View Full Article|