Developers Alliance has joined a coalition of technology industry associations calling on policymakers to ensure that the Regulation laying down rules to prevent and combat child sexual abuse provides a robust legal basis for risk mitigation measures, including voluntary efforts.
The signatories recommend the following:
- To broaden the risk mitigation efforts recognized by the proposal to account for voluntary efforts, including prevention work
- To maintain the possibility for providers to take into account relevant differences, including between content types and services, when selecting appropriate and proportionate mitigation measures
- To create an express legal basis for ICS providers to process communications data for the purposes of prevention, detection and reporting with appropriate safeguards
- To expressly authorize broader voluntary efforts to fight CSA for all providers within the scope of the Regulation.
The joint industry statement reflects the unified commitment of several associations with a diverse membership and active in the sector at European level to protect children online.
The following quote can be attributed to Karina Stan, Director of EU Policy:
“The developer community will always support efforts for preventing and combating the distribution of the most abhorrent content on the internet – child sexual abuse material. We call on policymakers to uphold these efforts by providing a solid legal basis for voluntary actions to counter CSAM online.”
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