The European Parliament Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE) has approved new measures to safeguard children online by preventing and stopping child sexual abuse. Under the proposed rules, internet providers will be mandated to assess whether their services are at risk of being misused for online sexual abuse or the solicitation of minors and take effective measures to mitigate these risks. MEPs have urged providers to use targeted, proportionate, and effective mitigation measures of their choice. The committee has also proposed age verification systems, flagging mechanisms, and human content moderation for pornographic sites to process reports of child sexual abuse material (CSAM). The proposal also requires user consent for unsolicited messages and parental controls to prevent minors from being solicited online. On the most contentious issue, the LIBE Committee voted against attempts to roll out client-side scanning of end-to-end encrypted messages across Europe. The next step is for the EU Parliament to adopt the Committee's position at the next plenary on 20 November.
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