Blocking child porn websites is not sufficient, say EU reps
Posted in: Child Protection&Online Safety at 17/11/2010 18:52
[IDG] Simply blocking websites may not be enough to combat child pornography, according to the European Parliament's Civil Liberties Committee, which also said that such a measure would be difficult to implement across the European Union due to member states' differing sensitivities and traditions.
The committee discussed the progress of the proposed E.U. directive on sexual abuse and sexual exploitation of children and child pornography with Belgian justice minister Stefaan De Clerck late Monday evening. Parliamentarians expressed concern that removing websites was merely a 'cosmetic' exercise and that the emphasis should be put on prevention.