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

8 April 2019 (updated on 8 April 2019)

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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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