UK government proposes stricter rules for internet safety

Posted: April 16, 2018

The government plans to ensure that “what is illegal offline is illegal online”. Following its Internet Safety Strategy Green Paper, it has asked the Law Commission to review the laws on offensive communications and to assess how far they protect victims online.  As part of the government’s Digital Charter, the government will also introduce a social media code of practice in 2018, clarifying minimum expectations for social media companies, along with an annual internet safety transparency report.

Eleanor Steyn, Associate, Simkins LLP

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