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Suzanne Townley

News Editor, Solicitors Journal

Online Safety Bill: proposed changes

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Online Safety Bill: proposed changes


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The government’s latest proposed amendment to the Online Safety Bill, to make senior managers criminally liable for platforms’ persistent failure to protect children online, will give the legislation “additional teeth” commented Kingsley Napley criminal litigation associate, Magdalena Zima. She added: “Even though the Bill is likely to face a long journey through the House of Lords, companies should start thinking about having a robust legal back-up, not only to ensure they act lawfully when the Bill is enacted, but also that they do not put their employees at risk of prosecution.”