Electronic Commerce: EU Law:Written question - 76020

Asked by Chi Onwurah
(Newcastle upon Tyne Central)

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Asked on: 17 July 2020
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
Electronic Commerce: EU Law
To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 16 July 2020 to Question 71053 on Electronic Commerce: EU Law, what the Government's policy is on online (a) intermediary liability, (b) monitoring obligations and (c) safe harbours.
Answered by: Caroline Dinenage
Answered on: 27 July 2020

In the UK, online services that host illegal user generated content can be held liable for that content once they have actual knowledge of it, and have failed to remove it quickly. The Government does not require online services to monitor all of the information that they host. The Government has no current plans to change the UK’s intermediary liability regime or its approach to general monitoring obligations.

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