Consultation on the Interstate Treaty on the Protection of Minors in Broadcasting and in TelemediaTorsten Krause, SDC, SDC
In spring 2022, the federal states initiated a reform of the Interstate Treaty on the Protection of Minors in Broadcasting and in Telemedia and submitted their proposal for a new version for discussion. This included adjustments with regard to the federal Youth Protection Act, which was amended in 2021, as well as proposals for a technical protection solution on youth in the media. Further information on this can be found in our article "Entwurf zur Fortentwicklung des Jugendmedienschutzes in Deutschland" from 28 April 2022. The Digital Opportunities Foundation's statement at the time is available here (both sources only available in german).
In light of the feedback received on last year's draft, the Broadcasting Commission of the federal states published a revised version of the proposed reform of the Interstate Treaty on the Protection of Minors in Broadcasting and in Telemedia on 8 November 2023. In addition to the aforementioned concerns, the federal states also took the opportunity to consider the Digital Services Act, which has since been adopted, and to establish the necessary references. Once again, there is now the opportunity to submit comments on the proposals as well as suggestions and advice. Comments on the current reform proposal can be submitted here until 7 December 2023. We will publish the current position of the Digital Opportunities Foundation on this page (sources only available in german).