European Union: Submitted Commission proposal for a Regulation extending derogation from the ePrivacy Directive to support the detection of child sexual abuse

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Submitted Commission proposal for a Regulation extending derogation from the ePrivacy Directive to support the detection of child sexual abuse

On 1 December 2023, the European Commission submitted a proposal for a Regulation extending the derogation from the ePrivacy Directive to support the detection of child sexual abuse until a new rule is in place or for 2 years. The extension of the interim regulation will begin on 4 August 2024 and concerns Articles 5(1) and 6(1) of the ePrivacy Directive, which protects the confidentiality of communications and traffic data. Specifically, the Regulation allows voluntary use by providers of technologies for the processing of personal and other data to the extent necessary to detect, report, and remove online child sexual abuse material from their services. The proposal now goes to the Council of the European Union and the Parliament.

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Policy Area
Content moderation
Policy Instrument
Content moderation regulation
Regulated Economic Activity
cross-cutting
Implementation Level
supranational
Government Branch
legislature
Government Body
parliament

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2023-12-01
under deliberation

On 1 December 2023, the European Commission submitted a proposal for a Regulation extending the der…

2023-12-04
in consultation

On 4 December 2023, the European Commission opened a public consultation until 30 January 2024 on t…

2023-12-20
under deliberation

On 20 December 2023, the Council of the European Union (EU) reached a common position on the extens…

2024-01-24
under deliberation

On 24 January 2024, the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) adopted its opinion on the exten…

2024-01-30
processing consultation

On 30 January 2024, the European Commission closed the public consultation on the proposal for a Re…

2024-02-07
under deliberation

On 7 February 2024, the European Parliament adopted its position on the Proposal for a Regulation o…

2024-02-15
under deliberation

On 15 February 2024, the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union reached a provis…