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Policy Papers Notes du Cerfa
Frank MEIXNER, Pia FIGGE

Social Networks: The Fight Against Illegal Content in Germany Notes du Cerfa, No. 149, Ifri, October 2019

The German Legislation on Improving Law Enforcement in Social Networks (Netzwerkdurchsetzungsgesetz – NetzDG), which came into force on October 1, 2017, is the legislative response to how social networks handle complaints about illegal content. 

It does not advocate the implementation of new duties but concerns the enforcement of existing law. Its aim is the prompt removal of illegal content from the internet. This paper examines the intentions of the German legislator, the structure and implementation of the NetzDG, as well as first results.

 
Regierungsdirektor Frank Meixner is Head of the German Federal Office for the Protection and Protection of Abroad (Bundesamt für Justiz) in Bonn.
Regierungsrätin Pia Figge is a consultant to the Network Enforcement Act (Consumer Protection) of the Bundesamt für Justiz in Bonn.
 
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Keywords
Illegal content Internet NetzDG Social networks Germany
ISBN / ISSN: 
979-10-373-0083-6