Manila Principles on Intermediary Liability

Updated on
Feb 17, 2021

The Manilla Principles on Intermediary Liability define various principles for intermediary companies to follow when operating in democratic and authoritarian environments, including that: Intermediaries should be shielded from liability for third-party content; Content must not be required to be restricted without an order by a judicial authority; Requests for restrictions of content must be clear, be unambiguous, and follow due process; Laws and content restriction orders and practices must comply with the tests of necessity and proportionality

Laws and content restriction policies and practices must respect due process; Transparency and accountability must be built into laws and content restriction policies and practices.
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