LORDS

Minister Margot James MP discusses Government internet policy

07 November 2018

Margot James MP, Minister for Digital and the Creative Industries, discusses the challenges of keeping the internet regulation for the Communications Committee's inquiry.

Background

Margot James MP is responsible for digital policy and online safety, including the Government’s Digital Charter, a wide-ranging programme of work which aims "to make the internet work for everyone". As part of the Charter, the Government is developing an Internet Safety Strategy to protect children and vulnerable adults.

Witness

Monday 12 November, Committee Room 3, Palace of Westminster

At 3.30pm

  • Margot James MP, Minister for Digital and the Creative Industries, Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

Possible lines of questioning

Topics likely to be covered in the evidence session include:

  • The motivation for the Digital Charter and the Internet Safety Strategy, and the progress made so far on these programmes
  • Whether regulators and other bodies have adequate resources and capabilities to implement the law effectively online
  • The role and responsibility of online platforms in tackling online harms
  • The adequacy of competition law in the context of digital markets
  • How to design ethical internet technology.

Further information

Image: Parliamentary copyright

More news on: Parliament, government and politics, Science and technology, Information technology, Parliament, House of Lords news, Lords news, Exhibitions, Internet and cybercrime

Share this page