The long-awaited Online safety Bill


In an article published in Infosecurity Magazine, Brackenbury client examines in detail the long-awaited Online safety Bill delivering on the government’s manifesto commitment to make the UK “the safest place in the world to be online”.

Following the Queen’s Speech, the government outlined plans to regulate the internet for the first time in the Online Safety Bill. In an article for Infosecurity Magazine, Brackenbury client analyses the proposed legislation and the impact on social media companies and wider society. The article looks at the new laws to force social media companies and search engines to remove scam advertising from their platforms, the use of the Online Safety Bill to make companies legally responsible for the online safety of their users, the establishment of a Duty of Care for social media platforms for their users and the appointment of Ofcom as regulator able to levy fines for breaches up to 10% of global turnover

This artcile was published by Info-Security Magazine on 18/05/2021. You can read the full version on their website.