EU - Europe Launches Plan To Clean Up Net

(TechWeb) Europe's plans for promoting the safe use of the Internet will include a European network of telephone hotlines for reporting illegal content, and a rating system for websites with sexual or violent themes. Government ministers for telecommunications in countries throughout the European Union agreed on a 25 million ecu ($27.6 million) action plan at a meeting in Brussels Monday. The scheme will run until 2002. The proposal now goes to the European Parliament for its first reading, and then back to the European ministers for confirmation later this year. 26 May 1998

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