The CC-DRIVER LEA Working Group is a discussion group of Law Enforcement Agencies (LEAs) that aims for an exchange of experiences and best practices with a specific focus on cybercrime. These meetings are a safe space for LEAs to discuss about the human, social and societal aspects of security problems and their remedies.


The LEA Working Groups are one hour-long conference calls organised by Valencia Local Police on a quarterly basis, being open to any LEA external to CC-DRIVER.


The 4th edition of the CC-DRIVER LEA Working Group will be organised to take place on


1 October 2021.


The topic for discussion: Online Hate Speech.

The internet has changed the way we communicate, bringing many positive values but also allowing hateful content to spread to a broader audience.


Hate speech has no particular definition in international human rights; it is a term used to describe broad discourse that is extremely negative and constitutes a threat to democratic values, social stability and peace. According to the Council of Europe's Committee of Ministers, “hate speech covers all forms of expressions that spread, incite, promote or justify racial hatred, xenophobia, anti-Semitism or other forms of hatred based on intolerance”. This hatred is directed towards people because of certain characteristics of the group to which they belong (e.g. their sexual orientation, disability, ethnicity or religion).


Hate speech in the online space requires further reflection and action on the regulation, as well as finding new ways for combating it. For this purpose, online hate speech will be the next topic of discussion in the CC-DRIVER LEA Working Group.

If you are an LEA and would like to participate in this edition, please contact Valencia Local Police.