CoE releases new report to tackle child exploitation online using rights based approach

Council of Europe has launched a new report “Respecting human rights and the rule of law when using automated technology to detect online child sexual exploitation and abuse” that urges governments and companies adopting technology to detect the online sexual abuse of children to respect human rights principles and the rule of law.

The report, prepared by a group of experts, aims to aide policymakers develop a comprehensive and balanced approach to the use of automated technologies to detect child sexual abuse material It also contains recommendations and calls for the establishment of a “public interest-based framework” to enable service providers to automatically detect, remove and report relevant content in line with data protection and privacy safeguards.