The government has announced a raft of changes to the previously published draft Bill

New online safety laws will be brought before parliament today (17 March). The government has today announced a raft of new measures in the Online Safety Bill, with significant changes to the previously published draft bill, which include tougher and quicker criminal sanctions for tech bosses and new criminal offences for falsifying and destroying data.

The Online Safety Bill aims to make the internet safer for users and hold tech companies to account. It also seeks to protect children from harmful content such as pornography and limit users’ exposure to illegal content, while protecting freedom of speech.

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Suzanne Townley
News Editor
Solicitors Journal

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