Hate Crime: Internet:Written question - 60863

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Asked on: 19 January 2017
Department for Communities and Local Government
Hate Crime: Internet
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what discussions he has had with his international counterparts on tackling online hate crime.
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Answered by: Mr Marcus Jones
Answered on: 24 January 2017

Formal negotiation with the internet industry has been led by officials from across Government, primarily within the Cyber-Hate Working Group and latterly within the Internet Sub-Group of the European Commission High Level Group on Hate Crime. Both of these have led to voluntary agreements being drawn up concerning the code of conduct of industry bodies and their response to complaints from members of the public, for example:

http://ec.europa.eu/justice/fundamental-rights/files/hate_speech_code_of_conduct_en.pdf

The Government's Hate Crime Action Plan, published last July, includes a commitment to bring Ministers from across Whitehall together with industry bodies, victims and academics to discuss challenges and future opportunities to collaborate.

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