This post is part of our ‘Shielding the Messengers’ series, which examines issues related to intermediary liability protections, both in the U.S. and globally. Without these protections, the Internet as we know it today–a platform where diverse content and free expression thrive–would not exist.
Any guidelines to harmonize "notice and action" policies for content hosts must focus on maintaining strong liability protections and providing effective safeguards against abuse. That was the message CDT reiterated to the European Commission last week in our response to its public consultation on the issue. These comments (and appendix) are the latest in a series of contributions CDT has made since the Commission first picked up the issue in February, when CDT offered a set of principles to guide the inquiry.
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