EU Stepping Up: Safeguards on Adult Platforms

The European Commission has sought information from adult content platforms Pornhub, Xvideos, and Stripchat on the measures they use to protect minors and prevent illegal content. Companies must detail their age assurance mechanisms and other measures by July 4. These efforts fall under the EU's Digital Services Act regulations.

Reuters | Updated: 13-06-2024 16:39 IST | Created: 13-06-2024 16:39 IST
EU Stepping Up: Safeguards on Adult Platforms
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The European Commission has asked internet platforms Pornhub, Xvideos and Stripchat what measures they take to protect minors and to prevent the spread of illegal content online.

The companies must provide detailed information on measures they have taken to assess and mitigate risks for minors online and to prevent amplification of illegal content and gender-based violence by July 4, the Commission said on Thursday. Among other information, the Commission requires "details on age assurance mechanisms adopted by these pornographic platforms", it said.

The European Union last year added the three adult content companies to its list of companies subject to stringent regulations under new online content rules. The rules under the Digital Services Act (DSA) require companies to share data with authorities and researchers, conduct risk management and undergo external and independent auditing.

They also allow the Commission to impose fines for incorrect, incomplete or misleading information in response to a request for information.

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