The summary of the exchange of views is now available.
The summary of the debate is now available.
Paris, 7 November 2019.
The Virtual Global Taskforce (VGT) has released its 2019 Environmental Scan, which examines the current global landscape of online child sexual exploitation threats, trends and challenges and will inform the strategic direction of the VGT. The Virtual Global Taskforce (VGT) is an international alliance comprised of law enforcement, industry and non-government partners dedicated to the protection of children from online sexual exploitation and abuse.
There is mounting evidence that digital political advertising – when left unregulated – opens the door to some major challenges for democracy and human rights. In view of the Code of Practice against Disinformation and the upcoming European Democracy Action Plan, the European Partnership for Democracy (EPD) invites civil society, academics, policy-makers, media, political actors and the platforms to discuss different regulatory approaches to digital political advertising.
In recent years, Freedom not Fear has been supported by a broad alliance including political parties, professional associations, trade unions and freedom activists.
Freedom not Fear is a coalition of more than 150 organisations that share a common goal. They want freedom of speech in a digitised world and a free and uncensored internet to express themselves, privacy in the knowledge society, not surveillance.
The 2019 International Conference on the EU Cybersecurity Act has been developed to help standards community prepare for the evolution of risk-based frameworks meant to address market fragmentation in the EU. The EU Cybersecurity Act, now in the early stages of development, will eventually create a wide-ranging, independent European body of cybersecurity regulation as part of the “single digital market” goal. This landmark regulatory mandate will have a wide-ranging effect on the international standards community—now is the time to begin planning for and participating in ongoing changes.
A year ago, Mozilla signed the first ever Code of Practice on Disinformation, brokered in Europe as part of our commitment to an internet that elevates critical thinking, reasoned argument, shared knowledge, and verifiable facts. The Code set a wide range of commitments for all the signatories, from transparency in political advertising to the closure of fake accounts, to address the spread of disinformation online. And we were hopeful that the Code would help to drive change in the platform and advertising sectors.
In light of the upcoming INI report and the Commission proposal on the Digital Services Act the event will aim at discussing the current regulatory framework on illegal content and intermediary liability. It will give an opportunity to explore the main challenges and opportunities around content moderation and illegal content online.
A majority of internet users use internet for cultural activities, such as reading newspapers, listening to music, watching videos and playing games. In the EU in 2018, 72% of those aged 16 to 74 having used internet in the last 3 months watched videos online and also 72% read newspapers online (in 2017). The shares were slightly lower for listening to music (56%) and playing games (33%) online.