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CDTEU Joins Open Letter Regarding the Proposal for a Regulation on Terrorist Content Online

On November 9, CDT’s EU Office (CDTEU) joined in signing an open letter on behalf of civil society groups calling on the participants of the trilogue negotiations on the proposal for the Terrorist Content Online Regulation to comply with the Charter of Fundamental Rights and discuss further amendments that fully respect freedom of expression, freedom of information and personal data protection of internet users. In particular, the letter stresses four key points: (1) the definition of terrorist content is unjustifiably broad, (2) no mandatory upload filters are acceptable, (3) cross-border removal of online content needs proper safeguards, (4) the one-hour timeframe for complying with removal orders is too disproportionate and burdensome.

Read the full letter and list of signatories here.

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