Europe's proposed CSAM law faces gridlock and potential oblivion

28/05/2024 | EURACTIV

The draft European law on detecting and reporting online child sexual abuse material (CSAM) has been a subject of endless controversy and debate. Despite its importance, the proposal remains incomplete and at risk of being abandoned.

Efforts to reach a general approach on the CSAM draft have been challenging, and it is unlikely that a resolution will be reached by the end of the current term in June. The upcoming Hungarian presidency is not expected to prioritise the proposal during its tenure. With obstacles in the Council, particularly due to opposition from Germany and France, there are concerns that the lack of progress may lead to the draft law being abandoned, similar to the fate of the ePrivacy Directive, which has experienced prolonged delays.

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