Tackling illegal content online, towards an enhanced responsibility of online platforms

Policy Reports

This Communication is an effort to tackle the spread of illegal content online. It outlines a set of guidelines and principles for online platforms to reinforce the fight against illegal content online in cooperation with national authorities, Member States and other relevant stakeholders. It seeks to facilitate and intensify the implementation of good practices for preventing, detecting, removing and disabling access to illegal content with a view to securing the effective removal of said content, increasing transparency and protecting fundamental rights online. It also aims to provide clarifications to online platforms regarding their liability when taking proactive steps to detect, remove or disable access to illegal content. (“Good Samaritan” actions)