29/10/2020

EU Council

EU Council to negotiate temporary measure to combat child abuse

Today the EC agreed on a negotiating mandate on temporary rules to allow providers of communications services such as email and messaging services to continue detecting online child sexual abuse. The new temporary rules must be in place by 21st December 2020, when the comprehensive European electronic communications code enters into application. Services will have to comply with the confidentiality rules of the ePrivacy directive instead of the GDPR and, without a specific derogation, they will not be able to continue their current practices to combat child sexual abuse online. In other news, Politico has seen leaked documents highlighting the European Commissions plans for data localisation.

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