The role of cloud infrastructure providers

CISPE’s position on Commission’s CSAM proposal

CISPE fully supports the intention and ambitions of the Regulation. However, CISPE and its members wish to highlight cloud infrastructure’s unique role in the fight against Child Sexual Abuse Material (CSAM). Ensuring that cloud infrastructure is treated relative to its position in the tech stack will be central to ensuring a proportionate and secure response to the scourge that is CSAM. We stand ready to discuss these concerns in greater detail with co-legislators.

A replay of the Terrorist Content debate

  • This is not the first time the European Commission wants Cloud Infrastructure Providers to fulfil a role that they are not suited to do.
  • Several years ago, during a similar debate around Terrorist Content, CISPE has developed videos and other educational materials to explain why cloud infrastructure providers are ill-suited to remove – or indeed detect – specific pieces of data, whether it is CSAM or Terrorist material.


Contact Person

CSAM Working Group

Bálint Sedlmayr