Category Archives: Self-regulation
The South African Film Board is charged with developing regulations to give effect to their recently adopted law requiring age verification for pornography sites. A consultation was held on how the regulations might be implemented. It closed yesterday. After thanking … Continue reading
I said in an earlier blog I would write more fully about the announcement last week of the European Commission’ s new strategy for a more effective fight against child sexual abuse. I wrote that when I had only skimmed … Continue reading
I have lost count of the number of times child safety advocates from around the world have got in touch with me because, in relation to something they think is important and urgent locally, they cannot get any response from … Continue reading
Regular readers will recall last year I got very engaged with discussions on the new e-Privacy Regulation being drawn up in Brussels. They were threatening to outlaw the use of PhotoDNA and similar tools by certain types of electronic communications … Continue reading
This week saw the publication of a report of a conference which I organized with the help of The Reward Foundation. What did we look at? With the enormous advances that have been made in recent years in the field … Continue reading
The Government lost in court today. Yippee! The age verification companies won the right to proceed with a Judicial Review of the Secretary of State’s decision not to proceed with the implementation of age verification. What will the Government do … Continue reading
The Government is in court tomorrow over its failure to implement age verification for pornography sites. Fingers crossed.
The EU is developing a new policy statement ( a “Communication”) on the fight against child sex abuse. Here is a link to my submission. It’s too long but there is an Appendix which summarises the main recommendations.
It’s a funny old world. Governments bang on about the unacceptable nature of some of the stuff that regularly appears on social media. They call on the platforms to do something about it and, immediately, a whole army of predictable … Continue reading