UK’s Ofcom sets regulatory timeline in wake of online safety bill receiving royal assent

The UK government’s controversial Online Safety Bill has finally received Royal Assent and become law, paving the way for the country’s communications regulator to start laying out its legislative agenda.

The bill, which will now be known as the Online Safety Act, aims to keep websites and different types of internet-based services free of illegal and harmful material while defending freedom of expression. It applies to search engines; internet services that host user-generated content, such as social media platforms; online forums; some online games; and sites that publish or display pornographic content.

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​ The UK government’s controversial Online Safety Bill has finally received Royal Assent and become law, paving the way for the country’s communications regulator to start laying out its legislative agenda.The bill, which will now be known as the Online Safety Act, aims to keep websites and different types of internet-based services free of illegal and harmful material while defending freedom of expression. It applies to search engines; internet services that host user-generated content, such as social media platforms; online forums; some online games; and sites that publish or display pornographic content.To read this article in full, please click here   Read More Computerworld 

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