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Online Safety Bill | Panel Discussion

15th November 2021
  • ResPublica

The Online Safety Bill is currently being scrutinised by the Parliament’s Joint Committee.

ResPublica is putting together a panel to discuss key aspects of the Bill with the Chair of the Joint Committee, Damian Collins MP, and representatives from Ofcom, Civil Society, and Business.

Main talking points

  • How can we best safeguard children online and which parts of the Bill need the biggest focus to achieve this
  • What needs to be done in the context of the Bill to avoid misuse of data by big Tech, provided a more active role on their part to safeguard users from harm
  • Balancing free speech with the need to protect users from harmful content
  • Ensuring freedom of press is not hindered

Speakers

  • Damian Collins MP
  • Andy Burrows, NSPCC
  • Anna-Sophie Harling, Ofcom
  • Mark Johnson, Big Brother Watch
  • Peter Wright, DMG Media