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Joint Letter to LIBE Committee on Amendments to Terrorist Content Proposal

CDT signed on to this letter to the European Parliament Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs Committee with concerns about the proposal on Preventing the Dissemination of Terrorist Content Online. The letter argues that the content removal time limits set out by Compromise Amendment 4 would entail over-removal of lawful content. The letter also advocates for a more pragmatic approach that would require hosting service providers to execute removal orders “as soon as possible”.

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Letter to Members of the European Parliament on Concerns with Terrorism Hash Database

CDT joined dozens of other civil society organizations around the globe in writing to members of the European Parliament to express our profound concerns about the use of the terrorism hash database. The database was announced by several major internet platforms a few years ago and it, along with similar tools, poses serious threats to free expression. In response to the proposed EU Terrorism Regulation, a number of civil society and advocacy organizations have joined together to let EU lawmakers know about the harms associated with use of the database.

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Letter to Ministers of Justice and Home Affairs on the Proposed Regulation on Terrorist Content Online

The undersigned organisations are dedicated to protecting fundamental human rights, including the right to freedom of expression and information, both online and offline. We urge Members of the European Parliament and Member State representatives to significantly amend the ‘Regulation on preventing the dissemination of terrorist content online’ to bring it in line with the Charter of Fundamental Rights, and to propose evidence-based measures that can better achieve the Regulation’s stated goals.

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