On March 8, 2018, it was reported that the new German government was looking to revise NetzDG, the law passed in June 2017 and enforced since October 1, 2017, which requires companies to remove "obviously illegal" hate speech content within 24 hours of posting or face a fine up to 50 million euros....
On March 7, 2018, the Council of Europe adopted a Recommendation on the roles and responsibilities of internet intermediaries, calling on states to ensure respect of human rights and rule of law in the digital environment.
Read more at I&J Retrospect.
The Council of Europe today adopted policy guidelines addressed to its 47 member states on the roles and responsibilities of internet intermediaries such as search engines and social media. Read more at the Council of Europe.
On April 5, the Maastricht University will hold the event "Fundamental Rights Protection Online: The Future Regulation of Intermediaries.
Check it on the Maastritcht University website.
The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC), which oversees the administration and enforcement of data privacy law, is mulling over policy reforms to offer Canadians more regulatory tools to protect their personal information online.
Read more at Reuters.