Media Law Prof Blog

Editor: Christine A. Corcos
Louisiana State Univ.

Monday, April 29, 2019

The UK's White Paper on Online Harms

Via the Index on Censorship: the Online Harms White Paper, published by the UK Government's Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport and the Secretary of State for the Home Department.  Here is a link to the Executive Summary. 

It begins:


The government wants the UK to be the safest place in the world to go online, and the best place to start and grow a digital business. Given the prevalence of illegal and harmful content online, and the level of public concern about online harms, not just in the UK but worldwide, we believe that the digital economy urgently needs a new regulatory framework to improve our citizens’ safety online. This will rebuild public confidence and set clear expectations of companies, allowing our citizens to enjoy more safely the benefits that online services offer.

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