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South African Parliament passes anti-harmful content bill, despite concerns over data protection and freedom of speech

March 6, 2018

On March 6, 2018, the South African National Assembly passed the Films and Publications Amendment Bill, which intends to protect children from exposure to disturbing and harmful content online, tackle "revenge porn" and hate speech.

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The German Bundesgerichtshof applies the latest CJEU case law on liability for linking to search engines

March 6, 2018

In this decision, the Bundesgerichtshof (“BGH”) applies the latest CJEU case law on liability for linking, namely Svensson(C-466/12), GS Media (C-160/15), Filmspeler (C-527/15) and BREIN/Ziggo(C-610/15) to search engines and in particular to Google’s picture search. Read more at Kluwer Copyright...

European Commission issues recommendation asking platforms to detect and remove illegal content within an hour

March 1, 2018

On March 1, 2018, the European Commission issued the Recommendation on measures to effectively tackle illegal content online, which provides guidelines on how internet platforms should handle illegal content, including “information relating to terrorism, child sexual abuse, illegal hate speech or...