Hate Crime: Internet:Written question - 61167

Asked by Nusrat Ghani
Asked on: 23 January 2017
Department for Communities and Local Government
Hate Crime: Internet
To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what discussions his Department has had with EU officials on the implications for online hate crime regulation of the UK leaving the EU.
Answered by: Mr Marcus Jones
Answered on: 27 January 2017

The UK legislation on hate crime is not European legislation and the UK is not subject to the EU Framework Decision on Racism and Xenophobia. The Internet sub-group of the EU Commission's High Level Hate Crime Working Group has worked with industry to find collaborative solutions. Officials will continue to engage with the industry through this Working Group and other forums.

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