Government announce plans for "duty of care" online safety laws

Government announce plans for "duty of care" online safety laws
08 April 2019

The Government have announced plans for significant new online safety initiatives in a White Paper published today.

The Government's Online Harms White Paper recommends a new regulatory framework for online safety and sets out a programme of actions to tackle online content or activity that harms individual users, especially children, or threatens the "way of life" in the UK by inciting violence or terrorism

Making a statement in the Commons, Jeremy Wright, the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport said;

"Our challenge as a society is to help shape an internet which is open and vibrant but also protects it's users from harm. There is clear evidence that we are not succeeding."

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