EU Parliament adopts measures to safeguard children online

22/11/2023 | European Parliament

The European Parliament has adopted its negotiating position for new measures to safeguard children online by preventing and stopping child sexual abuse. Talks on the law's final form will commence as soon as the Council of the European Union has adopted its position after no objection was raised to opening trilogue negotiations in the Parliament plenary. The latest development comes after the Parliament's Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice, and Home Affairs (LIBE) voted to adopt the measures on 14 November. Rapporteur Javier Zarzalejos will lead the negotiations on behalf of the Parliament.

Meanwhile, Reuters reports across the Atlantic, the US Senate Judiciary Committee has issued subpoenas to the CEOs of Discord, Snap and X, requesting their testimony at a hearing on online child sexual exploitation at a hearing scheduled for 6 December. The committee also confirmed that Mark Zuckerberg, the CEO of Meta, and Shou Zi Chew, the CEO of TikTok, are expected to testify at a future hearing voluntarily, although a date has not been set yet. 

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