The Manila Principles are a set of standards for censorship and takedown laws, developed by EFF and other NGOs to guide governments towards implementing laws that protect free expression.
- Intermediaries should be shielded from liability for third-party content
- Content must not be required to be restricted without an order by a judicial authority
- Requests for restrictions of content must be clear, be unambiguous, and follow due process
- Laws and content restriction orders and practices must comply with the tests of necessity and proportionality
- Laws and content restriction policies and practices must respect due process
- Transparency and accountability must be built into laws and content restriction policies and practices.