VSE Letter to MEPs to support the Interim Regulation on the processing of personal data for the purpose of combatting child sexual abuse

11 Dec, 2020

Today, we’re writing to all MEPs asking them to support the Interim Regulation on the processing of personal data for the purpose of combatting child sexual abuse. Thousands of children’s lives are at stake!

If the Interim Regulation is not adopted, voluntary practices to detect, report and remove child sexual abuse would not be possible beyond December 2020 when the European Electronic Communications Code will fully apply. Voting against this Interim Regulation will mean that as of 2021:

paedophiles operating online will again be able to store child pornography and other abuse materials on European online platforms;

sexual predators will again be able to groom children for sexual exploitation without fear from being detected;

child sexual abusers will be again free to share explicit content involving children as young as several months old in online messaging without the fear of being detected.

A positive vote with amendments in 2020 is critical.

Please, see the VSE letter to MEPs following this link.