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15 Nov 2022

Overlaps - Services and Harms in Scope

Policymakers across the world have slowly acted to address the vast range of harmful content and behaviour online, how can the legislations move towards a safer online space?

The proliferation of digital services has provided people with enormous opportunities for communication, creativity, and commerce worldwide, but at the same time, also enabled the spread of a vast range of harmful content and behaviour online.

Policymakers across the world have slowly acted to address these issues. Some policy responses, such as the Regulation Addressing the Dissemination of Terrorist Content Online (TERREG) covered only particularly egregious activities whilst others, like the Audiovisual Media Services Directive (AVMSD) only targeted a small segment of services in the digital platform's domain.

Recently, more encompassing pieces of legislation have come to life. The Digital Services Act (DSA) in the EU and the draft Online Safety Bill (OSB) in the UK cover a wide range of online services and have the potential to become the standard setting for a wider European region or even beyond.

Amidst a flurry of various media legislation with different scopes of application, sever questions arise:

What are the differences among these initiatives regarding services and harms in scope?

  • Which services remain left out (but should be included)?
  • How do these files differentiate between illegal and legal harms in scope?
  • How is the protection of minors, a core concern for society, addressed?
  • Are there any overlaps and “grey zones” that could make compliance difficult?

To discuss these questions, CERRE will host an online event on 22 November, between 14:00-15:30 CET that will concentrate on a CERRE report authored by Sally Broughton Micova (CERRE Academic Co-Director) and Michèle Ledger (CERRE Research Fellow) that systematically compares the aforementioned pieces of legislation from two perspectives: the services in scope and the harms in scope.

This event is free and open to all, but registration is required. Viewers will also have the chance to ask questions via the Q&A section on Zoom.

If you can’t join us live, the event will be available to replay on the CERRE YouTube channel afterwards.

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15 Nov 2022 @ 02:00 pm

15 Nov 2022 @ 03:30 pm

Duration: 1 hours, 30 minutes

Timezone: GMT +2:00


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