11 APR 2019

Therese Welcomes new Online Harms White Paper

Social media is brilliant at connecting people across the world but for too long platforms have not done enough to protect users, especially children, from harmful online content - including violence, encouraging suicide and cyberbullying.

Therese said: "That's why I welcome the publication of a new Online Harms White Paper published by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport and the Home Office. The new proposals will include an independent regulator to enforce stringent new standards and a mandatory 'duty of care', which will require companies to take reasonable steps to keep their users safe and tackle illegal and harmful activity on their services."

"The regulator will have effective enforcement powers and the Government are consulting on powers to issue substantial fines, block access to sites and potentially to impose liability on individual members of senior management."

The consultation closes on July 1st an can be accessed here.

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