7th December 2016

Reuters: EU urges U.S. tech giants to act faster against hate speech

A report commissioned by EU Justice Commissioner Vera Jourova showed that compliance with a voluntary code of conduct for U.S.  tech giants to take action in Europe within 24 hours is far from satisfactory, the commission said.

"In practice the companies take longer and do not yet achieve this goal. They only reviewed 40 percent of the recorded cases in less than 24 hours," a Commission official said.

"After 48 hours the figure is more than 80 percent. This shows that the target can realistically be achieved, but this will need much stronger efforts by the IT companies."

The Commission said it may enact laws to force swifter action. Read full article here.

Read more details in Czech in an article by Euractiv.cz.

Members of the American Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic