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Compliance & Regulation

Stay Ahead of Emerging Global Regulations

Make compliance an integral part of your Trust & Safety posture. From contextual AI to custom insights, ActiveFence assists leading Trust & Safety teams with compliance amidst a turbulent regulatory climate.

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Our complete toolstack supports compliance officers and policy leads in their quest to stay ahead of new legislation, including robust automated solutions and ad-hoc risk assessment & mitigation services.
European Union

Digital Services Act (DSA)

The Digital Services Act aims to create a single, frictionless set of rules for digital service providers to operate in when conducting business in each of the EUʼs 27 member states.

The DSA requires online platforms to establish both ad-hoc and ongoing Trust & Safety mechanisms, in accordance with the active EU user-base. Failure to comply risks heavy fines, which can add up to 6% of annual turnover. In the case of repeat breaches, companies risk a ban in the entire EU.

ActiveFence provides both automatic operational tools and tailored intelligence solutions to support DSA compliance, including:

  • Transparency reporting
  • Risk assessment
  • Risk mitigation
  • Crisis response cooperation
  • Flagging
  • Protection of minors
  • Appeals and notice processes

The Online Safety Act (2021)

Australia’s Online Safety Act requires platforms to proactively protect their users from harmful content. Platforms must detect and remove illegal content within 24 hours of notification. This includes cyberbullying , CSAM, and terrorist content accessible to users in Australia, regardless of where it is hosted.

Platforms that fail to comply with mandatory reporting obligations risk civil penalties, or fines of up to $555,000 AUD (c. $369,270 USD).

As part of an international trend in new and stricter national accountability standards for online platforms, Ireland, Singapore and Turkey have also recently enacted online safety regulations. Platforms which are subject to these laws face new requirements for accountability and risk stringent penalties for non-compliance.

ActiveFence assists platforms with accurate detection of illegal content, automated actioning, and proactive threat intelligence, in over 100 languages and across 14+ abuse areas, such as child safety, cyberbullying, hate speech, misinformation, and terrorism.

United Kingdom

Online Safety Act

The UK’s Online Safety Act has passed its final parliamentary debate, and is set to become law. Platforms are required to conduct risk assessments, remove illegal content, and implement measures to protect children from online harm. Social media platforms would need to remove illegal content, take down material in breach of platform policies, and demonstrate enforcement of user age limits to mitigate circumvention. This includes taking preventative measures to tackle child sexual exploitation and abuse (CSEA). 

Platforms will risk fines; tech executives will risk fines, imprisonment, or both. Maximum fines for non-compliance will be the greater of— (a) £18 million (c.$21.7 million USD), and (b) 10% of the person’s qualifying worldwide revenue for the person’s most recent complete accounting period.

ActiveFence specializes in safeguarding children online, equipped with a dedicated team of researchers and years of experience. Our comprehensive suite of solutions includes AI-powered Child Safety models, proactive risk reporting, and red teaming to uncover platform loopholes that bad actors can exploit. Choose one or all of our solutions to ensure compliance and protect children from harm.

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European Union


The EU’s enactment of TERREG prohibits material that incites or solicits terrorist offenses, including the provision of instructions or techniques for committing such offenses; and content inciting or soliciting participation in a terrorist group.

Platforms are required to remove or disable terrorist content within one hour upon receipt of notice. Platforms must designate points of contact to carry out removal orders. Platforms that fail to comply risk fines of up to 4% of their global turnover.

ActiveFence’s dedicated research team for violent extremism has years of experience in detecting terrorist content across geographies, and with contextual nuance. Our comprehensive solutions include terrorism AI models in 100+ languages, enabling quick action on terrorist violations, as well as proactive intelligence reporting to shed light on the most sophisticated threat actor methodologies.


Network Enforcement Act (NetzDG)

As of February 2022, online platforms with over 2 million users in Germany must investigate and delete flagged content within 24 hours upon receipt of notice. Specifically, platforms are obligated to delete and report content that violates criminal law. Failure to comply risks fines of up to €50 million (c. $53.3 million USD).

ActiveFence’s AI-based detection solution triggers automatic actioning, such as removal, suspension, and escalation, allowing you to quickly tackle criminal violations. With our content moderation platform, you can create prioritized queues based on risk score and violation type, including those falling under NetzDG, so you can handle high-risk items first.


Information Technology Rules 2021

The Republic of India’s Information Technology Rules, 2021 require social media companies to remove content that is libelous, racially or ethnically objectionable, and “knowingly and intentionally communicates any information which is patently false or misleading in nature but may reasonably be perceived as a fact” within 36 hours of notification. Platforms are required to reveal the identity of the user who shared the content.

ActiveFence offers a range of detection solutions for harmful content, including profanity, hate speech, misinformation and disinformation. Our Risk Score Engine provides AI-based detection with 99%+ accuracy, triggering automated actioning to meet the 36-hour requirement.

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