I&JPN convenes over 30 policy actors to address cross-border content moderation challenges

Published on
June 2, 2021

In the absence of clear common guidelines and due process, protecting human rights and freedom of expression when dealing with online content abuses is a major transnational challenge.

To collectively define the policy problems around cross-border content moderation, share knowledge, and design common policy approaches to address the challenges, the I&JPN Content & Jurisdiction Program Contact Group bridges stakeholder groups and works to enhance policy coherence and develop solutions for legal interoperability.

Annually the Contact Group engages a selected set of senior-level global key actors from governments, internet companies, technical operators, civil society, leading universities, and international organizations. Members serve in their personal capacity and the work is guided by a neutral Coordinator. 

Meet the 2021 Contact Group Members here

The work has been presented to a range of organizations and policy initiatives including the European Internet Forum (Read more here), International Grand Committee on Disinformation (Read more here) and the United Nations Internet Governance Forum (Read more here). In March 2021, the outcomes were combined to form the Toolkit on Cross-border Content Moderation.

In 2021 the Contact Group will build on this momentum and the direction provided in the policy objectives set out in the Berlin Roadmap of the 3rd Global Conference of the Internet & Jurisdiction Policy Network, by designing new tools for service provides, notifiers, legislators and policymakers on issues such as Geographic scope of restrictions based on Terms of Service, Procedures for recourse and Regulation OF/BY/ON platforms.

Learn more about the Content & Jurisdiction Program Contact Group here