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EU acts against child pornography on the Internet

The Council of the European Union has taken measures to promote the safe use of the Internet on the initiative of Austria.

The communication envisages the elimination of child pornography on the Internet and the prevention of the production, processing, distribution and posse...
The Council of the European Union has taken measures to promote the safe use of the Internet on the initiative of Austria.

The communication envisages the elimination of child pornography on the Internet and the prevention of the production, processing, distribution and possession of such material.

EU Member States are encouraged to take the necessary measures to promote the effectiveness of investigations and prosecutions of persons involved in child pornography offences. These include encouraging Internet users to inform law enforcement authorities of suspected offences, setting up specialised law enforcement units to deal swiftly and effectively with such information.

Cooperation between Member States should be ensured where possible, and it should be verified if technological developments require changes to criminal procedural law to fight child pornography on the Internet effectively.

Source: Official Journal of the European Communities
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