The UK’s porn filters could be made illegal under a proposed EU law heading for a vote in the European Parliament this autumn.
The law takes aim at roaming charges but it will have far-reaching implications for net neutrality and the UK’s adult content filters introduced in July 2013, say legal experts.
It boils down to the fact that “if you’re a German customer who wants specific content, you should be able to access it in the UK as well”, said Denis Keseris, a patent attorney who specialises in information and communications technology as a partner at the firm Withers & Rogers.
Approved on 30 June, the Single Telecoms Market law marks the end of mobile phone providers’ roaming charges throughout the EU from June 2017 onward. The new laws will also “enshrine the principle of net neutrality into EU law”. That means “no blocking or throttling of online content, applications and services”.
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