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Online Harms - White Paper

The Online Harms White Paper sets out the government’s plans for a world-leading package of online safety measures that also supports innovation.

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The Online Harms White Paper sets out the government’s plans for a world-leading package of online safety measures that also supports innovation and a thriving digital economy. This package comprises legislative and non-legislative measures and will make companies more responsible for their users’ safety online, especially children and other vulnerable groups.

The White Paper proposes establishing in law a new duty of care towards users, which will be overseen by an independent regulator. Companies will be held to account for tackling a comprehensive set of online harms, ranging from illegal activity and content to behaviours which are harmful but not necessarily illegal.

This consultation from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport runs until 1 July 2019.

Consultations: Online Harms - White Paper

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