• 28-APR-2017

EU steps up the fight to combat child sexual abuse and exploitation

Child sexual abuse is a major problem that the EU is working hard to eradicate.

In 2011, the EU stepped up the fight with new legislation obliging EU countries to, for example, increase criminal penalties and criminalise the possession and acquisition of online child sexual abuse material.

EPP Group MEP Anna Maria Corazza Bildt is calling for more action, including working with the digital community to tackle new forms of crime like revenge pornography on the internet.

The European Parliament’s Civil Liberties Committee is working on a report on the EU’s 2011 Directive to determine what more can be done.