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BPH Webinar: Does the EU need to urgently adopt the Interim Regulation on the processing of personal and other data for the purpose of combatting child sexual abuse online? (8 February 2021, Online)

  • January 25, 2021

[Webinar] The second webinar of the new Enforcing Europe - Webinar Series, in media partnership with Privacy Laws & Business, takes place on 8 February 2021.

The webinar discuss the Proposal of the European Commission for an Interim Regulation on processing personal and other data for the purpose of combatting child sexual abuse online, which was supposed to be adopted by the end of 2020.

In the first part of this webinar, the discussants will tackle the following questions:

  • What is Interim Regulation? What are its objectives?

  • What kind of technologies service providers use in the fight against child sexual abuse online? How have they been affected by the entry into force of the recast European Electronic Communications Code on 21 December 2020?

  • What are the practical consequences of the non-adoption of the Interim Regulation by 21 December 2020? How do we move forward? Does the Interim Regulation set a precedent?

In the second part of the webinar, the floor will be open for free discussion.

Moderator: Juraj Sajfert (VUB/University of Luxembourg)


  • Cathrin Bauer-Bulst (European Commission, DG HOME, Cybercrime Unit)
  • Michela Palladino (Facebook, EU Public Policy)  
  • Alan Butler (EPIC)

Time: 13:30 - 14:30 (Brussels time)

Venue: online. The platform, together with the link to attend the event, will be communicated to the registered participants in due course.

Registration: The event is free to attend but registration is required. Should you face any difficulties with the registration form, please send an e-mail to

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