On Friday 17th of October, ISPA took part in a roundtable organised by Child Focus in presence of her Majesty the Queen, the Prime Minister and the Digital Agenda Minister to discuss the fight against Child Sexual Abuse Material on the Internet in Belgium.

ISPA, as active partner of Child Focus, reiterated its commitment to ensure a secure internet for everyone and specifically for children. In order to protect youth online as well as offline, Prime Minister Charles Michel said Belgium should urgently transpose the European Directive on child sexual exploitation of 2011.  “Belgium needs to reinforce the fight against cybercrime and therefore the fight against child sexual abuse is also part of the government agreement”, the Prime Minister added.

ISPA Chairman Henri-Jean Pollet, also stressed that cooperation between ISPs, hotline, police and judicial authorities should fit in a clear legal framework enabling effective notice and takedown measures. Vice Prime Minister and Minister for Digital Agenda Alexander De Croo declared after the meeting that he would further study possibilities for establishing a clear legal framework for cooperation between all parties.










Pictures: Photo News / BELGA / Child Focus