Digital platforms operating in the UK are being urged to review the following publications by Ofcom to better understand how the Online Safety Act 2023 (OSA) applies to them and what they can do to comply with the new legal requirements regarding illegal content:
- Consultation: Protecting people from illegal harms online
- Consultation at a glance: our proposals and who they apply to
- Protecting people from illegal harms online
Although service providers are not bound by these documents, implementing the recommendations will be seen as compliance with the legislation.
In a related article, DIGIT examines the 'super-complaints' process under the OSA, which would give charities, rights groups and free speech advocates the ability to raise online safety and freedom of expression concerns directly to Ofcom.
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