Ofcom on hiring spree from BigTech to enforce OSA

09/01/2024 | Financial Times

Ofcom, the UK's communications regulator, confirmed that it has established a new team of almost 350 people, which includes senior hires from Big Tech companies, such as Meta, Microsoft, and Google, in its efforts to enforce the Online Safety Act 2023 (OSA). The regulator aims to hire a further 100 staff in 2024. 

Ofcom CEO Melanie Dawes said, "Nothing is ever fast enough," but the regulator is acting as quickly as possible to meet expectations.

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