Parallel Session 6: Enforcement of Laws and Regulations and Human Rights
While online platforms facilitate numerous opportunities for exercising freedom of expression, they also leave room for an increasing amount of unlawful and harmful content to be shared. This has led to a variety of different approaches on regulating online spaces and finding the best way to enforce laws online without harming freedom of expression. Initiatives have been introduced in order to establish liability for online platforms that fail to remove unlawful content. Another approach focusses on strengthening and expanding ongoing voluntary collaboration and partnerships with private technology companies to assist them in enforcing their terms of service rather than imposing regulations.