The Online Harms White Paper consultation closed on Monday 1 July 2019. You can download our submission by entering your email address into the box on the right hand side of this page.
The UK is consulting on a wholly novel framework to address Online Harms. It is therefore important that any decision is not taken lightly, as it has the potential to set international precedent. This must be done in a careful and considered manner.
We believe that the Government’s approach to online harms should be carefully balanced with industry action and self-regulatory approaches especially where the industry, consumer and policy objectives are aligned. To that end, industry has committed to supporting the ASA’s 5-year strategy: More Impact Online through reinforcing the fact that there are routes to recourse, and separately, reinforcing data privacy and rights, which are in the remit of the ICO.
We support the case for improving digital literacy which we believe will help keep people safe online and we hope that the Government can do more to support Media Smart.