Germany’s Network Enforcement Act (NEA) places strict requirements on “social network providers” to remove illegal content and respond to complaints.
Nele Achten is affiliated with Harvard's Kennedy School of Government and a PhD candidate at the University of Exeter, where she focuses on regulations of hostile cyber operations during peacetime and international law. Before starting her PhD, she worked as legal trainee in institutions including the German embassy in Colombia, Amnesty International and Eurojust. She holds a LL.M. from the Geneva Academy and is qualified to practice law in Germany.
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In responding to a series of inquiries from the opposition party, the German government has clarified its position on international law in cyberspace—but questions remain.