31 March 2022
Five years in the making, the Online Safety Bill is a major piece of legislation that has the power to transform the digital world as we know it by establishing a new regulatory framework to tackle online harms. On 17 March 2022, the Bill was brought to Parliament.
5Rights welcomes the publication of the Online Safety Bill and the opportunity it presents to deliver systemic change on behalf of UK children. However, we are disappointed that the government has accepted fewer than half of the Joint Committee’s recommendations and that the Bill does not reflect the calls of the children’s sector to provide children with holistic, binding and urgent protections.
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