Additionally, a PEGI Online symbol has been created to go on the back of games who adhere to the PEGI Online Safety Code. The code insists that license holders (developers, publishers) use their "best endeavors" to prevent offensive material from proliferating through the online service.
Regarding offensive material, we also hope European lawmakers are cognizant of the ingenuity of people -- even Nintendo's constricting Wi-Fi service was tainted when they allowed users a handful of pixels to create their own Mario Kart DS image. (And let's not forget the "Heil Hitler" Forza car from earlier this week.) If there are tools in place for game makers to use "best endeavors" to prevent (i.e. catch and subsequently ban) offensive material, great. But to make a cautionary note, legislators are going to need to realize that there is no technology that can effectively eliminate offensive and obscene content altogether without eliminating all content.
Sony PlayStation 3 (late 2012)
Sony PlayStation Portable PSP-2000
Nintendo Wii console
Microsoft Xbox 360