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German Government Now Exporting Anti-Porn Surveillance Tool

A crusading official who has been waging a one-man War on Porn in Germany, and who developed an AI tool that scans online content to identify images not compliant with the law, has now exported that technology for use by a Belgian media watchdog agency. Offers EU-Compliant Age Verification Solution to Adult Platforms

France-based is offering its age verification solution to adult platform operators seeking to comply with requirements of the European Union's new Digital Services Act (DSA).

Pornhub Challenges EU's Data Over 'Very Large Online Platform' Classification

The European Commission, the EU’s executive body, has designated adult platforms Pornhub, Stripchat and XVideos as “very large online platforms” (VLOPs) and therefore subject to special regulations under the controversial Digital Services Act (DSA).

European Activist, NGOs Request DSA Reclassification of Top Adult Tube Sites

A group of European NGOs co-signed a letter penned by an Italian digital rights attorney and activist, urging the European Commission to investigate the self-reported data of the top adult sites in order to potentially reclassify them as “very large online platforms” (VLOPs) for the purposes of enforcing the Digital Services Act (DSA).

Major Platforms Release 1st EU-Mandated Moderation Reports

As major online platforms released their first EU-mandated official moderation reports this week, the European Union’s commissioner announced Thursday that steps have been taken to initiate an investigation regarding X, TikTok and Meta’s compliance with the Digital Services Act (DSA).

Council of Europe Urges Mandatory 'Porn Filters,' Endorses 'Porn Addiction' Myth

The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, the continent’s main post-World War II human rights organization, issued a resolution today urging European nations to mandate online filters for “pornographic materials” on all devices, to be “systematically activated in public spaces, such as schools, libraries and youth clubs.”

European Parliament Passes Controversial 'Chat Control' Snooping Powers

Under serious criticism from privacy advocates, and during an inconspicuous late-night session, the European Parliament approved last week a controversial set of “chat control” measures making it legal for internet companies to scan all private messages by users if they claim they are looking for Child Sexual Abuse Material (CSAM).

EU Unveils New 'Digital Services Act' Proposal

The European Commission released today their proposal for the Digital Services Act (DSA), a new EU-wide policy to increase liability for “illegal and harmful content” on online platforms.

Segpay Establishes European Union Hub in Dublin

Segpay announced today the opening of its European Union office based in Dublin, Ireland.

European Union Strikes Down Porn Ban

A proposal to ban all types of porn in the media and give ISPs policing powers over subscribers has been shot down by the European Parliament.

SegPay Expands Reach in U.K., European Union

Payment service provider SegPay announced today that it is expanding its footprint in Europe and Great Britain.

European Union Vote Could Push Law to Ban All Porn in Media

Masked behind a resolution for eliminating gender stereotypes in the European Union, the European Parliament is set to vote on a report next week that could foster legislation aimed at putting a “ban on all forms of pornography in the media.”

European Union Passes Sweeping Internet Monitoring Law

A new directive handed down by the European Union will require all ISPs to store all Internet traffic information for one year, while also giving law enforcement authorities the right to access that information to fight terrorism.

European Union Backs .eu

The .eu top-level domain (TLD) could go live within a year, now that the European Union has granted their final approval for its creation, ending nearly six years of bureaucratic red tape since the TLD was first suggested by Brussels-based non-profit EURid.