Online Safety Bill amendments strengthen children's protection

30/06/2023 | UK Government

On Friday, 30 June, the Uk government introduced a set of amendments to the Online Safety Bill that it says will ensure websites featuring or allowing pornography are held to a higher standard regarding age verification. The changes will mean these sites will need to use highly effective tools to determine whether a user is a child or not. Furthermore, executives will be held personally responsible for ensuring the safety of children on their platforms.

Other changes announced will require platforms to ensure children are better protected from content that promotes self-harm or suicide, and that coroners have legal powers to compel platforms to hand over data in order to investigate the circumstances surrounding the deaths of children.

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