Towards a Digital Single Market
May 23, 2016
May 23, 2016
October 4, 2013
New EU regualtions, which if passed will be immediately imposed across all 28 member states, are designed to improve and streamline the system to ensure that consumers are protected from unsafe physical products turning up on store shelves. A very worthy objective.
However, recent amendments have been tabled at the committee stage to make these rules apply to online services. The tentacles of intellectual property (more…)
July 9, 2013
July 5, 2013
CEF cuts threaten EU’s commitment to protect children from online sexual exploitation
Because the Internet is global these crimes are perpetrated internationally and require international responses. Children can be subjected to online grooming through services hosted in other jurisdictions and paedophiles exchange images and videos of child sexual abuse across national borders. (more…)
July 2, 2013
ISPs rely on fast international notifications from authorised sources to act swiftly against child sexual abuse images being distributed on the Internet. For 14 years the EU has part-financed Hotlines and essentially financed INHOPE – the worldwide clearing house for exchange of reports between Hotlines.
The Programme that financed Safer Internet ceases to exist shortly. Actions within a new (more…)