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Next steps against fake news

The European Commission (EC) has launched a public consultation on fake news and online disinformation, and set up a High-Level Expert Group (HLIG) representing academics, online platforms, news media and civil society organisations. 

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YouTubers #AskJuncker

Listening to the voice of young people has long been part of the European agenda. In a recent event, President Jean-Claude Juncker proved to be a keen conversationalist as he spoke with some of today's most popular digital influencers among young people; that is, YouTubers.

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Alliance to Better Protect Minors Online announces commitments

Today, 22 leading ICT and media companies of the Alliance to Better Protect Minors Online have announced their individual commitments describing ongoing and future actions to create a safer and better online environment for minors.

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European Commission welcomes cooperation for a better internet for minors on SID 2017

Today, millions of people in 120 countries are participating in Safer Internet Day. The 2017 motto is "Be the change: unite for a better internet". 

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Raising awareness of data protection

Data Protection Day (or Data Privacy Day, as it is known outside of Europe) is a global, annual celebration marking the anniversary of the signing of the Council of Europe's Convention 108, the first legally binding international treaty dealing with privacy and data protection, on 28 January 1981. In line with this, in April 2006, the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe launched Data Protection Day, celebrated ever since on 28 January.

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Commission reports on Member States' measures to combat child sexual abuse online

On 16 December 2016, the European Commission adopted two reports on the measures taken by Member States to combat the sexual abuse and sexual exploitation of children and child pornography.

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Safer Internet Forum registrations close on 10 November 2016

  • News
  • 02/11/2016
  • BIK team

Safer Internet Forum (SIF) 2016 will take place on Thursday, 24 November 2016 at Forum Geesseknäppchen in Luxembourg with a theme of 'Be the change: principles, policies and practices for a better internet'.

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Alliance to better protect minors online

  • News
  • 28/09/2016
  • BIK team

Following action lines concerning the protection of children online as identified in the proposal reviewing the Audiovisual Media Services Directive (AVMSD) from May 2016, Commissioner Günther Oettinger announced, in a recent blog post, that the first meeting of the Alliance to better protect minors online took place on 27 September 2016.

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YouTube stars interview European Commission President Juncker

For many young digital influencers in Europe, using social media and video-sharing platforms has become intrinsic in their daily routine whenever they want to disseminate information. Recognising the potential of these platforms to bridge gaps between the policy makers and European youth, European institutions are increasingly using such technologies as dissemination tools also.

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Better Internet for Kids - project review 2015-16

Following a succession of Safer Internet programmes from 1999 to 2013, the Better Internet for Kids (BIK) project is the latest European Commission-funded initiative aimed at creating a better internet for Europe's children and youth. A project review has recently been published, providing an overview of the project and describing some of the highlights so far.
 
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