Appointment to Council of Europe Expert Committee on Intermediary Liability

Published on
March 3, 2016

Addressing Roles and Responsibilities of Intermediaries

I&J's Bertrand de La Chapelle was appointed by the Council of Europe to serve on the Committee of Experts on Internet Intermediaries, which met for the first time on March 17-18, 2016 in Strasbourg, France.

The Committee of Experts on Internet Intermediaries is composed of 13 experts, comprising seven government or the Council of Europe’s member States’ representatives and six independent experts, appointed by the Secretary General of the Council of Europe, with recognized expertise in the fields of freedom of expression, privacy and internet policy.

The Committee of Experts on Internet Intermediaries will draw upon the jurisprudence of the European Court of Human Rights as well as existing standards and studies to prepare a draft Recommendation by the Committee of Ministers on Internet intermediaries. It will also conduct a study on the “human rights dimensions of automated data processing techniques (in particular algorithms) and possible regulatory implications.” Members of the Committee will maintain their appointments through December 31, 2017.