Law Enforcement in Social Networks – Impact of New German Law on Platform Providers

On 1 October 2017, the German Netzwerksdurchsetzungsgesetz (NetzDG), an “Act for the Improvement of Law Enforcement in Social Networks”, will come into effect.

This will lead to new obligations for “platform providers”, even if not based in Germany, and harsh penalties for non-compliance.

To support eco members with the implementation of the NetzDG, specialists from the eco Complaints Office are offering the chance to participate in an information webinar in English on 20 September.

Participation is free and limited to members of the eco Association.

To register, contact

"Law Enforcement in Social Networks – Impact of New German Law on Platform Providers"

Date & Time:
20 September 2017
5:00pm - 7:00pm CEST, 11:00am - 1:00pm EDT

Language: English

Alexandra Koch-Skiba
Sebastian Fitting

Topics under discussion:
- Who is affected by the NetzDG
- Content covered by the NetzDG: The meaning of “illegal” in the context of the NetzDG
- The transparency report and it’s obligations due to the NetzDG
- (New) Requirements for the complaints management in order to comply with the NetzDG
- The authorized recipient and the person authorized to take delivery: requirements and tasks
- Penalties for non-compliance

eco members can register for free by contacting Link and participation information will be sent to you in early September.

Download background information on the impact of the NetzDG here.

If eco members have any questions about the NetzDG in the meantime, please feel free to contact the head of eco’s Complaints Office, Alexandra Koch-Skiba at .

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