Content & Jurisdiction Framing Paper


Published on
May 12, 2017

Framing Content Takedowns Across Jurisdictions

Content legal in one country can be illegal in another one. Protecting human rights and freedom of expression when dealing with hate speech, harassment, security threats, incitement to violence, or discrimination on the internet is a major challenge when several jurisdictions are involved. How can current practices be improved in terms of transparency, terminology, best practices and policy standards for removals, and redress and remediation processes? 

Based on discussions facilitated by the I&J Policy Network, this paper presents a general framing of the challenges, approaches, and initiatives related to cross-border content takedown requests.

Content & Jurisdiction framing paper 2017

I&J's Ongoing Work Related to Content Takedowns

The Content & Jurisdiction program addresses how current practices for cross-border user data requests can be improved based on the areas of cooperation identified by participants in Workstream II of the 2016 Global Internet & Jurisdiction Conference

A multistakeholder Content & Jurisdiction Contact Group has also been established to determine what could realistically and pragmatically be achieved within each area for cooperation. Policy Options identified by the Content group and other parallel Contact Groups on Data and Domains will be circulated ahead of the 2018 Global Internet and Jurisdiction Conference.