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Mobile and internet companies discuss online safety controls

25 October 2016

On Tuesday 25 October, the Communications Committee look at the role that internet service providers (ISPs) play in safeguarding children on the internet.

Background

The Committee's investigation is looking into the risks and dangers presented to children by the internet, as well as the benefits, and also online governance and regulation.

Witnesses

Tuesday 25 October, Committee Room 2, Palace of Westminster

At 4.15pm

  • Adam Kinsley, Director of Policy, Sky
  • Paul Morris, Head of Government Affairs and Sustainability, Vodafone

Areas of discussion

Questions which the Committee will ask include:

  • What is the role of an ISP in regards to keeping children safe online?
  • Do you agree with self-regulation within the industry as the best approach?
  • How effective are filters?
  • Should internet filters be set to on by default?
  • How do you respond to criticisms of the system for changing the filters?
  • Could online platforms such as Google be doing more?

Further information

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