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Online Safety Bill

Date: Monday, 04th Apr 2022 | Category: General

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport has announced that the Online Safety Bill has been introduced in Parliament, the first step in its passage to become law in the UK. The Bill will include the new offence of cyberflashing in England and Wales, and introduce a legal requirement for UK companies to report child sexual abuse content on their platforms to the National Crime Agency.

Separately, the Department has published supporting documents and what new online safety laws will mean for internet users including children. The Department has also published the government response to the report of the Joint Committee on the draft Online Safety Bill which includes a section on harms to children.

All documents can be found here.