ARAG legal protection insurance – against online hate

Vienna (OTS) The EU institutions have agreed to stricter rules for internet companies like Google and Amazon. As announced by the EU Commission and Parliament, their negotiators and member states have reached an agreement on the so-called Digital Services Act (DSA). With the Digital Services Law, online platforms will have to take more action against hate and fake news and other illegal content in the future.

ARAG’s legal protection insurance has made the issue of legal clarification and advice its objective.

In 2021, ARAG has already launched a campaign to combat violence, collaborating with the WEISSEN Ring, the Austrian Autonomous Women’s Shelters and the Male Orientation Service. Above all, physical and psychological violence in the family and in the couple was combated.

A new dimension of violence, verbal violence, opens the Internet. “Verbal aggression online is becoming more frequent and its effects can be massive,” says Birgit Eder (CEO ARAG Austria). The Internet is not a legal vacuum. You should definitely seek legal help.”

ARAG offers legal protection on the Internet [email protected] since 2014. This gives you good legal protection. ARAG would also like to offer additional support. In this particular sensitive area, everyone should have the opportunity to assert their rights.

For this reason, ARAG’s internal lawyers have explained in more detail the issue of “hate on the Internet” on the “ARAG – Assets against violence” website. You will find many useful tips on what measures you can take and how you should behave in an emergency.

Hate posts should be taken seriously and there is help. Here a new legal possibility of defending oneself is essential, which new mandate procedures. As a result, access to the law will be simplified and accelerated. ARAG provides the form to start this procedure on the home page, along with instructions to complete it and a lot of legal knowledge. “In this way, we can also facilitate access to justice for those affected who are not insured in ARAG.”

ARAG lawyers will be happy to advise and guide you. One call is enough!

The legal protection specialist ARAG has been active on the Austrian market since 1976 and is part of the international ARAG group based in Düsseldorf. The focus is on legal protection products for private clients, small and medium-sized businesses, communities and farmers, as well as medical and health professionals.

Questions and contact:

Mag. Sarah Hutter
Office of Insurance Technology; communication, marketing and training
+43 (0) 1 531 02 – 1390


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