Article 8 - Orders to act against illegal content

  1. Providers of intermediary services shall, upon the receipt of an order to act against a specific item of illegal content, issued by the relevant national judicial or administrative authorities, on the basis of the applicable Union or national law, in conformity with Union law, inform the authority issuing the order of the effect given to the orders, without undue delay, specifying the action taken and the moment when the action was taken.
  2. Member States shall ensure that the orders referred to in paragraph 1 meet the following conditions:
    1. the orders contains the following elements:
      • a statement of reasons explaining why the information is illegal content, by reference to the specific provision of Union or national law infringed;
      • one or more exact uniform resource locators and, where necessary, additional information enabling the identification of the illegal content concerned;
      • information about redress available to the provider of the service and to the recipient of the service who provided the content;
    2. the territorial scope of the order, on the basis of the applicable rules of Union and national law, including the Charter, and, where relevant, general principles of international law, does not exceed what is strictly necessary to achieve its objective;
    3. the order is drafted in the language declared by the provider and is sent to the point of contact, appointed by the provider, in accordance with Article 10.
  3. The Digital Services Coordinator from the Member State of the judicial or administrative authority issuing the order shall, without undue delay, transmit a copy of the orders referred to in paragraph 1 to all other Digital Services Coordinators through the system established in accordance with Article 67.
  4. The conditions and requirements laid down in this article shall be without prejudice to requirements under national criminal procedural law in conformity with Union law.