Clarification on Notice and Takedown Procedures

The EU Commission has promised to clarify procedures for taking down and blocking access to illegal content after receiving complaints that current confusing rules result in legal uncertainty, illegal content staying on line for too long and individuals rights being ignored.  A targeted public consultation will take place later in the year.  Currently, ISPs and website hosts are not liable for illegal content where they have no actual knowledge of the illegal activity, or where they have knowledge they ‘act expeditiously to remove or disable access to the information.’  Clarification will assist FE and HE institutions to ensure that all procedures and practices are adequate and appropriate.  More detail is available from the full article.

 

Posted on 16/01/2012