The European Commission (EC) presented a legislative proposal with new rules for Internet companies, and oblige Internet access service providers to detect and eliminate content of child pornography and sexual abuse of minors on the network, in addition to reporting on it to the authorities.
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The new rules will operate in parallel with and in support of the regulation strategy in the EU Digital Services Law, which will introduce heavy fines for companies that fail to act on illegal content.
Under the new plan, companies will have to propose mitigation measures. Member States will have to designate national authorities in charge of reviewing the risk assessment and mitigation measures.
If an effective detection of material of sexual abuse of minors is carried out, they must notify it to the new EU center, which will provide information on identified material and will act as a filter. As for those images that cannot be removed because they are outside the EU or in non-cooperative jurisdictions, access to images and videos will be disabled.
The rules also require computer application stores to ensure that children cannot download programs that could expose them to “a high risk of sexual solicitation.” Simultaneously, the EC today published a new European Strategy for a Better Internet for Children, which seeks to provide safe digital experiences and protect minors from harmful and illegal online content.