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Protecting people from illegal harms online (Ofcom)

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The Victims' Commissioner's response to the Ofcom consultation, Protecting people from illegal harms online (February 2024).

As regulator of the new Online Safety Act, Ofcom launched this consultation to establish new regulations that might be required. It focuses on Ofcom’s proposals for how internet services that enable the sharing of user-generated content (‘user-to-user services’) and search services should approach their new duties relating to illegal content.

It covers:

  • the causes and impacts of illegal harms;
  • how services should assess and mitigate the risks of illegal harms;
  • how services can identify illegal content; and
  • Ofcom’s approach to enforcement.