French MPs support new draft law to protect children online

French MPs have voted in support of a draft law that proposes to protect children from online violence and sexual content. The law proposes to ensure manufacturers the right to pre install  and activate parental control systems in devices sold in France.

The bill  has been unanimously approved in the lower house and been sent to the senate for approval.The French Senate is expected to examine it on 9 February.

The draft law which was tabled first in the National Assembly on 3 November has also been submitted to the European Commission (EC) for approval. The EC is expected to issue its  recommendations on 21 February.