The European Commission’s draft regulation on ‘terrorist content’ requires significant revision

On 12 September, the European Commission published a proposal for a Regulation on preventing the dissemination of terrorist content online. The Regulation is the latest and most far-reaching of a long series of European Union initiatives to regulate and restrict various types of online content, both legal and illegal. It follows a public consultation in June 2018 on the Commission’s strategy to tackle illegal content. In our consultation response we cautioned against new legislative measures in the absence of compelling evidence to justify them. We also laid out some core principles that any policy measure should respect. The Commission has disregarded this advice, and proceeded to legislate at speed, most likely under pressure from influential Member State governments. Politics aside, the evidence brought forward to justify the Regulation is less than compelling, and does not demonstrate convincingly that the potentially far-reaching restrictions and obligations it…

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