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Thursday 31 January 2019
Petite Halle
Research Consortium Laws of Surveillance and Security, University of Helsinki

Panel Description

The rationale of the panel will be to analyze the emerging legislative and judicial responses to the evolving role of online platforms (Facebook, Twitter, other social media, blogging platforms, as well as online hosting portals and search engines). We discuss both European and American attempts to address the complex and very topical issue of intermediary regulation. The panel examines the topic in a comprehensive manner, covering terrain with recent legal developments in the U.S., in the EU Member States and at the level of the European Union and the Council of Europe.

• Is there convergence or divergence in intermediary liability between Europe (States, the EU, Council of Europe system) and the United States?
• Do we have to regulate disinformation and if so, how?
• What  conclusions can we draw on platform regulation from American and European case law?

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